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 UnixReview.com 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 …