Free/Libre vs Free/Gratis tonight on Computer America

It’s time for another two hour Linux fest on the Computer America radio show and it should be great. Join me tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM Pacific) for two hours of Linux. Once again, I want to emphasize that this is a live show with live callers and that is an invitation to you, mes amis. If you want to be on the air, just dial, toll free, 866-606-8255 (that’s 606-TALK) anytime during the show. It would be just fantastic to get some of you on the air tonight!! The second hour will feature Linux podcast aggregators …

USA LUG reviews “Moving to Linux”, 2nd edition

Another great review of "Moving to Linux" has just appeared on the USA LUG Website. Here's a quick quote from the article : "Easy and entertaining to read, yet full of information. I have found this book to be one of the best resources available for examining the easy to use desktop Linux systems and the applications that they run." Yeah, it's somewhat positive [ insert appropriate smiley here ]. To read the whole review, just click this link. Enjoy!

The Ultimate In Small Linux (Cooking with Linux)

This column, by Marcel Gagné, first appeared in the August 2005 issue of Linux Journal. Honestly, François, why does ultimate always have to mean bigger, faster, and more resource intensive? Mon Dieu, sometimes all this speeding up just seems to make things work slower. While I think your idea of building a supercomputer cluster in the restaurant would be a wonderful idea for this month Ultimate Linux Box issue, there just isn't room. The wine cellar? Non, François, the wine cellar is for wine and I would like to keep it that way, and I'm sure our guests would agree. Speaking of which, they …

Review of “Moving to Linux”, second edition

Linux Magazine, the UK version, is running a review of “Moving to Linux : Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!”, second edition, in their April 2006 issue. You can get the magazine at your favorite retailer now . . . but you don’t need to buy the magazine to read the review since they are making it available online in PDF format. Thank you, Linux Magazine! My favorite quote is “Simply put, this is the perfect book for non-geeks making or even thinking about making the move to Linux.” Perfect! Wow!

Childsplay : Marcel’s Linux Game of the Month.

I'm a couple of days late getting this information out so my apologies. A new article of mine is now available on the Website. This one is part of my Linux Game of the Month series and it is unusual in a few interesting ways. It is not complex, certainly not fast paced, and requires no high-end graphics card to operate. It is aimed at a very young audience, a group that still appreciates wooden shape-matching puzzles and stacking blocks. It's good, simple, educational fun for the younger set and it's called Childsplay. Parents of kids 2 to 7 …

Want to see a whole bunch of Linux desktops?

Many of the people on this list (your host included) like to try out different Linux distributions. It’s not enough that the one we are using works, we still want to see what the other ones look like. If you’re mostly curious about the look and feel, it turns out that there’s a Website where you can view screen capture video clips of tons of default Linux desktop installations. Want to see what GoblinX Linux looks like? They’ve got it. How about BLAG Linux? Yep, they’ve got that too. How about Foresight Linux? Gentoo? Edubuntu? SUSE 10.1? Those too. Check …

Two Hours of Linux on Computer America

  Monday night, February 20th, I'm going to be doing a special 2 hour live appearance on the Computer America radio show. That's two hours of Linux talk, questions, and answers and I'd like you to be a part of it. Computer America is a live, syndicated radio show broadcast throughout the U.S. and that means you can be part of the show. To appear on the air, dial, toll free, 866-606-8255 (that's 606-TALK) anytime during the show. It would be just fantastic to get some of you on the air! The show starts Monday night at 10:00 PM Eastern …

BitTorrent : Criminals All!

Those of you who also subscribe to the WFTL-LUG list will have already seen part of this but I wanted to make sure it made it into my blog as well. I wanted to touch on this whole Bittorrent story because of an experience I’ve had. It’s also part of a personal rant I’ve had lately about businesses and government treating us like criminals without just cause. Yeah, there’s some background ranting that needs to be done to clear up how my ire was raised this far (and perhaps my next blog post should be the beginning of this), but …

Interview on XYZ Computing

The fine people over at XYZ computing are running an interview with yours truly. Those of you who visit regularly may have heard me say (or read me saying) some of these things before, but there were certainly some interesting questions. Click right here to read the whole interview. I think I might have gotten a little out of control, however, when they asked me what Linux could learn from Windows XP.

Marcel’s Linux App of the Month : Workrave

Hey out there! You are working too hard! If that sounds like you, then read on . UnixReview has just published the latest of my “Marcel’s Linux App of the Month“. This month’s app is about a great little program designed to make sure you take breaks from time to time as your workday progresses. If you (or someone you know) is prone to backache, sore necks, headaches, or carpal tunnel syndrome as you toil at your keyboard, then you need to read about Workrave at the Website.