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JMU Unix Users Group

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Welcome to the home of the UUG, JMU’s 2nd best penguin club. The UUG is a group of Linux and Unix-like operating system users, as well as other open-source software users based at James Madison University. We work alongside several other clubs in JMU’s Computer Science department to provide a forum for education and advocacy in the FOSS ecosystem.


When JMU classes are in session, our meetings are Wednesday nights on Microsoft Teams and are open to all to attend. When JMU returns to normal operations, we look forward to resuming in-person meetings in the ISAT/CS building. For an invitation to an online meeting, contact an officer or subscribe to our mailing list. For information about our meeting topics, please see the following sites:


The UUG publishes a virtual appliance version of Linux Mint. The VM has been preconfigured with software for many JMU Computer Science courses. Please see:


The UUG is run by a team of advisers and student officers, according to our constitution.