Welcome! You've arrived at award-winning author Marcel Gagné's personal Website. I am the author of the "Moving to Linux" series of books, a regular columnist for several tech magazines, a public speaker, radio and television personality, and a well known voice in the Linux and open source universe. I created the famous (perhaps infamous) Cooking With Linux which ran for ten years in the Linux Journal. I'm also a published science fiction author and editor, a onetime Editor in Chief, a pilot, a former Top 40 disc jockey, and I fold a mean origami T-Rex.  This site is home to my insights, opinions, gripes, brags, tech stuff, and whatever else comes to mind when I have the time or the inclination to publish it. 

Cooking With Linux : Installing Linux on a laptop with secure boot.

Welcome to "Cooking With Linux", episode 7 . . . though I may have to rethink this whole numbering thing. But I digress . . . My parents bought themselves a brand new, and red, Acer laptop.

Cooking With Linux : Installing OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

Time for another "Cooking With Linux" installation quickie. This time, we're going to go through the installation steps for OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. This is a rolling release version of OpenSUSE which makes it fantastic for people who like to live 'on the edge' and always have to have 'the latest and greatest'. You know who you are.

Cooking With Linux : Fedora 24 Installation

Let me start by explaining that this is an experiment. Not "Cooking With Linux" per se, but this installation video is something a little different. Consider these particular "Installation Quickies" a subset of my CWL videos rather than the main dish -- an appetizer if you prefer.

Cooking With Linux, Episode 6 : Desktop Extravaganza

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Rainbowstream, a command line Twitter client

I'm playing with a Linux command line Twitter client called "Rainbowstream" and it's pretty cool. The screenshot shows it running inside a KDE Konsole terminal. It can even display images, sort of, in striking ASCII art.

Cooking With Linux, Episode 5 : Minecraft PE Server

Minecraft Pocket Edition is an awesome multiplayer game. On a local network, such as in your home, friends can easily join you, as they can on the Internet. Unfortunately, when the person running the session is done, the fun is over for everyone.

Cooking With Linux, episode 4 : Installing Software

Look around just a bit and you're going to find that there are lots and lots of Linux distributions. There's also an incredible number of software packages for you to download, install, and use, and most of them are completely free. With so much at your disposal, you might be wondering where to start when it comes to installing software.

Cooking With Linux, Episode 3 : FOSS Sacrilege!

Someone asked me recently about Google's Fuchsia, which this video is not about by the way. He asked what was more important to me, that a device run Linux or that the product be open source and open standards.

Cooking With Linux, Episode 2 -- Let's Get Virtual

Before I unleash this next episode of Cooking With Linux (the YouTube edition), I'm going to make a promise . . . well, maybe more like a "hopefully, I stick to this better than my New Year's resolution" promise. Anyhow, the third Cooking With Linux is already in the can, so to speak, and I will release it tomorrow. Which brings me to the promise-ey thing . . .

Cooking With Linux v 2.0, the YouTube Edition, Episode 1

And so, I've decided to make "Cooking With Linux" a regular YouTube show which you'll hopefully find useful, interesting, and maybe even entertaining. I've been experimenting with this idea for a while, so I can't be sure if this qualifies as episode 1, but there it is. For this first official episode, we're going to start on a Windows 10 desktop. Yes, you read correctly.

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