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. 

08
Feb

New server, at last!

Hurrah! It has finally happened. After what seems like forever, the new server is finally online.

About three weeks ago, I tried replacing my old Web server with something bigger, faster, and stronger (insert theme from Six Million Dollar Man here) but that quickly became a nightmare. After a great deal of head banging, I discovered that the BIOS was flaky when it came to supporting more than one network card. My new machine was crashing hard every few hours without any kind of message or warning . . . just plain dead.

07
Feb

Linux and the WFTL-LUG . . . truly international.

I run a mailing list called the WFTL-LUG. It is made up of readers, fans, and other Linux enthusiasts. On a whim, I decided to list the member e-mail addresses and look up any top level domain codes (.com, .br, .uk, etc) that I didn't immediately know.

The majority of members are from the United States with Canadian members being the second largest group. That said, we also have representative members from a number of contries around the world. Here's the list in no particular order (well, the US and Canada are first only because I mentioned them a second ago).

02
Feb

Connecting to the Internet with Kppp

by Marcel Gagné
Note : This article is an excerpt from chapter 9 of my book, "Moving to the Linux Business Desktop".

31
Jan

Cooking with Linux : It's a Cross Platform, Alright!

By Marcel Gagné

This article was originally published in the July 2004 issue of Linux Journal.

It's A Cross Platform Alright!
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By Marcel Gagné

This article was first published in the April 2004 issue of Linux Journal.

François, can you keep a secret?
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By Marcel Gagné

This article was originally published in the December 2004 issue of Linux Journal

Lights . . . Camera . . . Action!
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By Marcel Gagné

This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of Linux Journal

Performing at the Speed of Light
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27
Jan

Mucking About, Part Deux

I obviously still can't shake this whole site redesign madness and I obviously haven't given up on content management software. So far, I've installed two such systems on my server. This site, running Drupal, is one of the options I'm considering. The second site exercise is this one running Mambo. Both have their pluses and minuses and neither is perfect but I'll likely settle on one at some point.

20
Jan

Cooking with Linux - The Wireless Kitchen

By Marcel Gagné

This article was originally published in the September 2004 Linux Journal

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