Welcome to the Liverpool Linux User Group (LivLUG). We are a group of people who use GNU+Linux. We meet on twice a month; on the first Wednesday evening of each month and on a Saturday afternoon mid-month.

About the LUG


Back in the early days, Linux took effort to use. Getting it to run was not a simple task and Linux User Groups (LUGs) appeared as groups of like-minded people sharing what they had learned and helping each other out.

These days, things are pretty simple. Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu and many others, provide Linux-based systems that are easy to install and use. However, problems inevitably still arise at times. LUGs remain as places where experience can be shared and help provided.

LUGs also work to promote GNU+Linux and other free software like LibreOffice and Firefox as well as advocating the principles behind free software and open source software.


A quote from the original LivLUG web page of 2005: “The purpose of the group is to promote the use of GNU/Linux and Free Software, and to bring the users of Liverpool together.”

LivLUG is a LUG comprised of people from Liverpool and the surrounding areas. We organise talks and socialise on a regular basis. We offer support to anyone who needs help using Linux. The group is very informal; there is no formal leadership or group structure, no membership process and no dues are collected. If you want to join us or need help with Linux, just turn up to a meeting or dive in on the mailing list :-)


We meet on the first Wednesday of every month where we have a talk on a particular subject and then we congregate in a pub afterwards. Meetings are announced through email and social media. A complete list of future meeting dates has been calculated and there is a list of planned talks. There is also a list of past meetings.

Wednesday meetings

Wednesday meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month and we usually have a talk. We always meet at the Liverpool Social Centre on Bold Street at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. The Social Centre is next door to the News from Nowhere book shop. To get in to the Social Centre, you have to press the bell for the basement on the left of the door and someone will come up and let you in. After the talk (or if there's no talk then after some chit-chat) we venture to one of the local drinking establishments.


Mailing list

Online, we primarily communicate through an email mailing list. If you need help with Linux, this is the place to ask outside of meetings. You can subscribe here: http://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/liverpool. Meeting announcements are also sent here.

If you wish to LEAVE THE LIST but don't know how, here's a guide - http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node14.html


We have a real-time chat channel, #livlug, on the FreeNode IRC network. If you are new to IRC, you can connect through FreeNode's web site here: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=livlug


There is a page of photos taken at different meetings here.

O'Reilly discounts

We belong to the O'Reilly User Group programme.

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