Linux Around The World: France

FranceOfficial Language: French
Population: 67.4 million
Capital: Paris
Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
Major Industries: Fashion, aerospace, wine, food, train, technology and agriculture

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
Auchy-lès-HesdinLinux62 offers internet support, external events including install fetes, computer shows, and fairs.
CalaisClub LinuX is the Club LinuX Nord-Pas de Calais.
LyonALDIL has the goal to promote free software, and offer mutual aid and support for their users in the Lyon region.
MarseillePLUG is the Provence Linux User Group which meets monthly.
MérignacABUL is the Bordeaux Association of Free Software Users.
MetzGraoulug offers meetings with presentations, courses, installations and presentations of free software.
NantesLinux Nantes meet bi-monthly to help members install Linux, solve problems, and select a suitable distro.
NiceLinux Azur aims to promote Linux and Free Software on the Côte d'Azur.
ParisParinux was founded in 1999. The association has around fifty members who lead conferences, workshops, stands at trade fairs, and free software discovery days in Paris and the inner suburbs.
ParisApril has 2,760 members (2,458 individuals, 302 companies, associations and organizations).
Paris1ERSAMEDI meet on the first Saturday every month for an install part of Linux distros, as well as workshops and conferences.
QuetignyCOAGUL is the Linux User Group of Dijon. It focuses around Côte d'Or but extends to Burgundy.
RamonvilleCULTe Club of Free Software and Linux Users of Toulouse and the surrounding area intends to promote the use of Linux and Free Software in the Toulouse region.
Romorantin-LanthenaySOLIX offers themed workshops for its members.
StrasbourgLUG de Strasbourg is for Linux and free software users in the Strasbourg region.
TholonetAXUL is the Pays d'Aix association of Linux and Free Software users.
VersaillesRoot66 is an association for the promotion of free software in Yvelines.
VeynesLinux Alpes is the group of Free Software Users of the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Hautes Alpes.
-AFUL aims to promote free software, in particular operating systems (like Linux or free BSD systems), and helps to spread open standards.

Did You Know? France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones with 12 (13 if we include its claim in Antarctica).

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