The Linux Enthusiasts Group (LEG) is a Society at the University of Cape Town, affiliated with the Cape Linux Users Group. This site focuses exclusively on the use of Linux, and other free software at UCT. LEG isn't currently a user group in it's own right. If you want help with linux, you should join the CLUG Mailing lists.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" Beta Release

The beta of Ubuntu Linux 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” has been released. We have a mirror of the CD images for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. We also have DVD images for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu.

Debian-Installer RC2 CD images for upcoming Debian Etch release

We now have the ISO images of the second Debian-Installer Release Candidate for the upcoming Etch release of Debian GNU/Linux. This is the “official” way to install Debian etch; the Debian project recommends that new installs be Etch rather than the current Sarge release. We have the following sets:

TSL Lab needs a splash screen

Arno Breedt the admin of the TSL Lab is looking for someone with design skills > 0 to design a splash screen for the TSL Lab.

UCT GroupWise Access

As discussed on CLUG, you can access GroupWise via:

The Web

Browse to


  • User: your network user name
  • Password: your network password

  • IMAP Server:

  • IMAP Port: 143 (or 993 for SSL)
  • IMAP TLS/SSL must be on.

  • Outgoing server:

  • Outgoing port: 25
  • Outgoing TLS recommended (no SSL)


  • Type: GroupWise
  • User: *your netwo

LEG Needs Hard Drives

LEG’s mirrors are constantly growing and needing more disk space. In 2005, CLUG bought a new server with 900G disk space for us. We filled this in a matter of months, and have been fighting a losing disk space battle ever since.

FTP Diskspace graph

Ubuntu Beryl mirror

We now have a mirror of the official Beryl packages for Ubuntu. Happy rotating desktops, Ubuntu users!

PCLinuxOS mirror

We now mirror PCLinuxOS. Thanks to demand from Arno (the new CS TSL Admin).

Medibuntu mirror added.

We now have a mirror of the Medibuntu add-on repository for Ubuntu. Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc). They are legal in South Africa, however, since we have neither DMCA nor software patents. Medibuntu includes libdvdcss2 (allowing you to watch encrypted DVDs) and w32codecs (allowing you to watch videos recorded in proprietary codecs).

Welcome to the new LEG Site

The old LEG site has been around for a very long time. It pre-dates the Larry Ewing Tux Logo, and appeared around the same time as Linux 2.0.

Over the 10+ years since, it has gained a mountain of unmaintained, and inaccurate pages. It’s now time to put them to bed and create a new LEG website.

Welcome, subscribe to our RSS feed, join our mailing lists, and enjoy :-)

Ubuntu Feisty herd 5

For everyone who’s eager to try out the next Ubuntu release, the herd-5 ISOs are in the ubuntu-dvd tree.

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