Computer user group

Computer user group

A computer user group is a group of people who enjoy using microcomputers or personal computers and 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 Microsoft Windows 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 Group or MUG) or Linux (Linux User Group or LUG).

Many computer user groups belong to an umbrella organization, the Association of Personal Computer User Groups or APCUG.

Niche computer systems such as RISC OS and Amiga OS also have numerous user groups, which for some people, is their only way of contact between some computer users.

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