The Northwest Florida Linux User Group (NWFLUG) was formed for the primary purpose of educating the local community in the use of the non-Windows, non-Mac operating system (OS) called GNU/Linux. The group is an official member of the O'Reilly Community. (Also see our Facebook page.)


  • The group meets on the first Monday of every month in Room 400 (on the second floor) of the Niceville campus of the Crosspoint United Methodist Church. Directions may be found by going to this direct link on Google Maps. A campus facility map is available here. The meeting starts at 5:30 PM and ends by 7:30 PM.
  • In addition to normal Monday meetings, the group also hosts Linux installation sessions on the third Monday of every month at the same time at the Crosspoint UMC. You MUST make an appointment, otherwise no one will be there to help you. Contact either Tom Browder or one of the other members if you are interested.

Next Scheduled Meeting

  • The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Crosspoint UMC Niceville. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops.
  • Proposed agenda and other items:
    • Demo of OpenVAS (Kevin Dennis)
    • Continued critique of a slide set for a talk to community groups on the benefits of using Linux.
  • Notes from past meetings are here.

Free Introduction to Linux Course

  • The Linux Foundation continues to offer its free, online course through edX: "Introduction to Linux." See this page for more information and registration. For $99.00 you can get a verified certificate of completion.

NWFLUG Public Resources

  • Files and documents presented at NWFLUG and associated meetings are available on such as scripts and source code, are available on Tom's GitHub site here. Use the the command 'git clone https://github.com/tbrowder/nwflug.git' to download the code onto your own computer.
  • Other valuable resources are listed in the "Resources" menu item on the left.