WNCLUG is a group of Linux and Free-Software enthusiasts in Western North Carolina. We welcome anyone with an interest in Linux to take part in the group. Our meetings are held monthly in the Asheville area. Our meeting place, unfortunately, must vary. Please check our online discussion anytime with our listserv for current information.
What is Linux?
Linux is a free computer operating system developed by Linus Torvalds and a world-wide community of developers over the Internet. Originally released in 1991, Linux has grown from a small community of users to one of the most popular operating systems in the world, powering everything from web servers to desktop computers to smart phones.
Linux is released under a free software license called the GNU General Public License (GPL). This license ensures that Linux source code will always be available to it’s users to use, modify, and redistribute as they see fit.