Autistic GNU/Linux User Group

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Short post: I just found ALUG. And joined. And thought others might be interested.

About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Physically and cognitively disabled. Anything you hear in the media or gossip is likely to be oversimplified at best and wildly inaccurate at worst, the only way to get to know me is to actually know me. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died a couple years ago and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. Estee: It’s a group for autistic people (and other people who are positive about autism in general) who use, among other things, Linux (which is an operating system on a computer, an example of another operating system being Windows).

  2. Hi! I’ve selected Ubuntu for my desktops (home network), but I’m still shopping for a Server OS (Ubuntu is still missing somewhat in that area).
    I would like to use Debian stable (when sarge hits the net), and I saw talks that they will introduce a fixed release cycle like Ubuntu (but 12-18 months).
    Can anyone confirm if there is already a decision on that? I dread installing something that is nog going to be updated another 3 years :)
    Thanx for any help)

  3. I typically use Slackware or one of it’s ports. It’s actually ideal for a server, and it’s so much more configureable. (They actually expect you to go and edit the configs with vi/emacs)

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