Computer user group
A computer user group is a group of people who enjoy using
microcomputersor personal computersand who meet regularly to discussing using computers, share knowledge and experience, hear from representatives of hardware manufacturers and software publishers, and hold other related activities. They often host special interest workgroups, people who meet to discuss one particular aspect of computing.
A majority of computer user groups in the United States consist of members who primarily use the
MicrosoftWindows operating systemfact|date=April 2007, but many computer user groups have accepted people who use other operating systems, including Apple Computer's Macintosh and Linux, and host special interest groups for those users. There are also other user groups that concentrate on either Mac OS ( Macintosh User Groupor MUG) or Linux ( Linux User Groupor LUG).
Many computer user groups belong to an umbrella organization, the
Association of Personal Computer User Groupsor APCUG.
Niche computer systems such as
RISC OSand Amiga OSalso have numerous user groups, which for some people, is their only way of contact between some computer users.
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