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A group of other Linux users who form a user community. The first tier of benefits include mailing lists, meetings with instructional presentations and an excuse to hang out with geeks once in a while. And if you are lucky you might even get some free t-shirts or books. The second tier of benefits are gaining presentation and leadership skills by presenting and gaining job skills and job leads from fellow Linux users.
Many universities have a computer club. Many university computer clubs are similar to Linux user groups, since many techies prefer Linux over Windows, but are often more informal.