I live in Salisbury, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and I've been using Ubuntu for just over a year now, having started with Dapper a few days before the Edgy release. I am interested in starting a sub-group here, if there isn't one already. What do I have to do? I'm interested in being a local contact for people using Ubuntu that need help, and I think having a group with meetings would be fun. What exactly does the local group do? I'd appreciate any links to resources I could read about this.
Maybe I could even come to one of the meetings I see advertised on here. I have some family in Howard County. My wife's dad actually works at the Howard County Library, although I'm not sure what branch.
For this past year, I've been operating a small home ebay business, using Ubuntu exclusively. I have gotten some of my friends into using Ubuntu, and I am proud to have switched the Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD from Vista to Ubuntu. The staff uses two brand new Dells which carry the Windows Vista Capable sticker, but the staff was frustrated at how slow everything was running since upgrading.
I am amazed at how well Ubuntu has been adopted by the people around me that have switched to it from Windows. The museum reports that using Ubuntu is virtually hassle free, and is easier to use and faster than Windows Vista was. I have switched four friends of mine to Ubuntu, and for the most part they have had a wonderful experience.
I look forward to participating more in this community!