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The Linux and Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech (VTLUUG or "the LUUG") is dedicated to improving the computing skills of its members, supporting Linux and Unix use on campus, and serving the community through Free Software and open data.

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IRC

Internet Relay Chat is a tried-and-true broadcast messaging protocol favored by free and open source software projects. The Linux and Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech has a relatively active channel, #vtluug, on OFTC.

Note: You can make sure nobody steals your nick by registering your nick with NickServ. You can register your chosen nick with

/msg nickserv register YourPassword your@email.address.com

and then you must identify on every login with

/msg nickserv identify YourPassword

We also have a full tutorial for setting up weechat, a common IRC client, on our wiki.