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SVLUG Events Calendar

SVLUG's regularly-recurring events are the general meeting, the Hacking Society dinner, and the workshop / installfest.

A long-time SVLUG member maintains a general events listing for the area (BALE) at
One-time events we've had:
  • February 13, 2000: "Launch Win2K on a Rocket" — SVLUG will once again spoof Microsoft's product launch events by literally launching Win2K on a rocket on Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 2PM. Real Win2K CDs were cut in half to make the rocket's fins. We'll go have pizza afterward at 5PM.
  • March 20, 1999: "Linux Night at KTEH" — SVLUG and sbay.org volunteers will handle the phones for KTEH Public Television's pledge drive (and appear on TV during pledge breaks) from 6PM to 11:45PM on Saturday March 20.
  • March 3, 1999: Panel Discussion — "Running an Effective Linux User Group" at SVLUG's March 1999 meeting co-located at the LinuxWorld Expo at the San Jose Convention Center.
  • February 15, 1999: Windows Refund Day: 150+ Linux and FreeBSD users march on Microsoft's Bay Area sales office to demand refunds. Their user license says we must return the product for a refund, if we don't agree to its terms. After saying (even to the press) that the office would be open, MS locked the doors and literally reprogrammed the elevators to keep us out. No one got a refund. We didn't expect to, but the point was clear.
    Also covered at linuxmafia.com
  • November 11, 1998: Silicon Valley Tea Party — Linux users crashed the party for the opening of Microsoft's Silicon Valley Development Center, and handed out 400 Linux CDs at the entrance.
  • Sept 28 - Oct 1, 1998: SVLUG booth at ISPCon Fall '98, at the San Jose Convention Center.
  • Sept 8-10, 1998: SVLUG booth at Comdex Enterprise, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
  • July 14, 1998: The Future of Linux, a panel discussion produced in cooperation by SVLUG and Taos Mountain, Inc., at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
  • June 28, 1998: Launch Win98... on a Rocket!, DeAnza College, Cupertino (poke some fun at the "Win98 Launch").
    Also covered at linuxmafia.com
  • June 24, 1998: "The Great Linux Revolt of 1998" — SVLUG handed out 500 Linux CDs at Fry's and CompUSA, when they opened at midnight to sell the newly-released Win98.
    Penguin Computing also had coverage

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