Report from Calgary Linuxfest: better late than never!

The better late than never part of the title is because Calgary Linuxfest took place a couple of weeks ago now, May 6, 2006. So . . . before this gets too old, I want to tell you about my trip to the Calgary Linuxfest. This past May 6, 2006, I had the great pleasure of appearing at the inaugural Calgary Linuxfest. Dave Watkins & CLUG (the Calgary Linux User Group) did a fantastic job of putting the event together. That bodes well for the future of this Linuxfest as an annual event. I felt particularly honoured to be the …

Live tonight on Computer America : Linux and Games!

Yes, it’s that time again. Time to talk Linux on the Computer America radio show. Join me tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM Pacific) for an hour of Linux talk. Tonight, forget about work. I mean it! It’s an hour of Linux games, games under Linux, native games, ported games, kid’s games, grown-up games, and Windows games running under Linux. As usual, 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 …

Some interesting Open Source and Open Standards News

It’s early Thursday but this week has already had some fascinating stories covering the subject of open source and open standards. As these topics, open source and open standards, are near and dear to my heart, I thought I should share them with you. The first story regards a new site by the OpenOffice.org people. It’s called Get Legal : Get OpenOffice.org and it echoes a point I’ve made on numerous occasions. If you want proprietary, commercial software, buy it. If you want free software, there are (sometimes better) alternatives and OpenOffice.org happens to be one of those products. Closely …