Linux Around The World: USA – California

CaliforniaPopulation: 39 million
Capital: Sacramento
Largest City: Los Angeles
Major Industries: Agriculture, Film and Television, Travel and Tourism, Technology

California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; and has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the west.

User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
BerkeleyBUUG: Berkeley Unix User Group is a friendly support network for residents of Berkeley and surrounding areas, who want to learn and discuss Linux, BSD, Solaris, or other Unix-type systems.
CampbellCocoaHeads: meets every Tuesday from 7-9PM. CocoaHeads merged with NSCoders.
DavisLUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis holds regular meetings twice a month.
FullertonOCLUG: Orange County Linux Users Group meet each month to share information, troubleshoot and plan activities.
Los AngelesSFVLUG:: Linux User Group for the San Fernando Valley meet every two weeks, every other Saturday.
Los AngelesUCLALUG: Linux Users Group at UCLA is a student run group of Linux advocates and users. They offer a support network for Linux users by offering help with Linux, hosting Linux related events, and together with several computing services.
Menlo ParkCABAL: Consortium of All Bay Area Linux is a group of enthusiasts of the Linux operating system in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PasadenaSGVLUG: San Gabriel Valley Linux User's Group.
SacramentoSacLUG: Sacramento Linux Users group.
San FranciscoBALUG: Bay Area Linux Users Group meets generally on a monthly basis.
San Francisco SFBayLUG: San Francisco Bay Area Linux Users Group; was formerly Silicon Valley Linux User Group
San Francisco SF-LUG: San Francisco Linux Users' Group is a discussion group that focuses on Linux and related open source technologies and news.
San JoseBayLISA: A system administration user group in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Luis ObispoSLOLUG: San Luis Obispo Linux Users Group meets online on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM via Zoom (audio/video conferencing) to share our experiences using Linux, demonstrate applications, features of the Linux operating system and computer hardware.
San Luis ObispoCPLUG: Cal Poly Linux Users Group holds regular talks and meetings, as well as social events.
Santa ClaraBAFUG: Bay Area FreeBSD User Group is a group for Open Source Unix like operating systems, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Santa RosaNBLUG: North Bay Linux Users' Group serves the San Francisco North Bay and surrounding areas.
Scotts ValleyFeltonLUG: Felton Linux Users Group promotes Linux and free/open source software in Felton and the surrounding San Lorenzo Valley.
SunnyvaleBayPIGgies: Bay Area Python Interest Group.
Walnut CreekDVLUG: Diablo Valley Linux Users Group shares experiences with other users, developers and technologists. Less experienced, (even technophobic) curious users are welcome too.

Did You Know? If California was a country, it would be the fifth-largest economy in the world. It is only surpassed by the United States, China, Japan, and Germany.


  1. In San Francisco we also have SF-LUG a somewhat anarchic group that presently is holding online meeting on the first Sunday of the Month on meets attended by a lot of people outside San Francisco.. is the URL

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