The Portland Linux/Unix Group, also called the Portland Linux Users Group, (PLUG) is a group of Linux enthusiasts in Portland, Oregon. The group was started in early 1994 as a venue to discuss and promote Linux, and is one of the oldest Linux User Groups in existence.
Note that this is not the same group as .
PLUG's activities include the following:
- The group's general list averages between 800 and 1000 messages a month ().
- A monthly meeting covering subjects that are considered too technical for average users.
- A monthly install-fest
- A group dedicated to promoting Linux for use in education.
Other groups and projects associated with PLUG include:
LinuxFund - The LinuxFund gives grants to worthy Open Source projects.
Free Geek - a not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, Internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.
Personal Telco - a wireless community project. PersonalTelco is the reason Portland was declared in 2003.