How to Virtualise Linux

New issue out now – virtualisation explained, home automation, Ubuntu phone and more inside


The latest issue of Linux User & Developer is one of our biggest yet, packed with projects, reviews, tutorials for developers and home users, and more essential Linux wisdom besides. You can order a copy here if you haven’t picked yours up yet, or you can join our subscribers and save 30% off the cover price.


In our virtualisation feature we walk you through the process of creating and using virtual machines with VirtualBox, KVM and QEMU, so you’re covered whether you’re running up VMs from a headless server in your office, testing your new ARM software from a Fedora laptop, or keeping a copy of Windows 7 alive on your home machine for some Steam gaming.


Combining the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, a neat interface called Heimcontrol and a bunch of sensors, in this piece we show you how to upgrade your home with automation to take care of your plugged-in appliances, your lights, your household temperature and a video doorbell. It’s great fun and a perfect weekend project.

And that’s not all – here’s a few of the other highlights this month:

  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition hands-on
  • Program your own shell – final part
  • Build a Raspberry Pi Glove – final part
  • Learn to debug Linux software
  • Banana Pro tested
  • Mageia 5 reviewed
  • NGINX on AWS
  • Twitter API with Django
  • Hybrid SSD + HDD setups

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