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Issue 273 (March 2021) - Better Virtual Machines

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Effortlessly orchestrate all your virtual machines! We explore the best open source solutions for a simpler, easier virtual life. From the VirtualBox basics, to Qemu and on to Xen server solution XCP-ng and advanced GPU virtualisation with Intel VT-g.

Plus piles of open source tutorials, reviews and coding like: the Twin terminal window manager, game engine Roundup, get started with ZFS, emulating the BBC Micro, Active Directory with Samba, decoding satellite images, assembly coding on the Pi and loads more!

 Features

Better virtual machines

Forget about the draconian confines of reality and immerse yourself (well, your computing) in a virtual world. Jonni Bidwell’s here with a machines-inside-machines extravaganza. (Jonni Bidwell)
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The Linux Gambit

(Jonni Bidwell)
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Answers

WoL, bootless DVDs, dd backupd, systemd services, lpstat, CUPS (Neil Bothwick)
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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Manjaro 20.2, GeckoLinux 152 (Jonni Bidwell)
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Hotpicks

EiskaltDC++, TabFS, TuxPaint, Chipmunk, Darktable, EasyLogic Studio, Zenith, Tux vs. Yeti, Invasion, Qsnapstore, Dify (Alexander Tolstoy)
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 Tutorials

TWIN: a terminal multiple windows manager

(Shashank Sharma)
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Freeplane - construct your own mind-maps

(Nick Peers)
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ZFS - next-gen filesystem management

(Neil Bothwick)
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Emulation - BBC micro

(Les Pounder)
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SDR - decode signals from satellites

(Mike Bedford)
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Samba - using Active Directory on Debian

(Stuart Burns)
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SenseHAT - magic 8-ball project

(Les Pounder)
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Build a Pi-powered diorama

(Sean Conway)
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Connet and configure gamepads

(Christian Cawley)
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 Coding Academy

Write a maze runner game in Python

(Calvin Robinson)
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Coding Arm 64-bit assembly language

(John Schwartzman)
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 Reviews

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

(Linux Format)
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Slackel 7.4

(Mayank Sharma)
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RebornOS 2020.12.28

(Mayank Sharma)
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Rescuezilla 2.1

(Mayank Sharma)
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Garuda Linux 210101

(Mayank Sharma)
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Wasteland 3

(Linux Format)
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Raspberry Pi Pico

(Les Pounder)
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Game engines

Unreal Engine, Godot, Unity Engine, GDevelop, jMonkeyEngine (Michael Reed)
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 More

News: News

WhatsApp exodus to Telegram, Torvalds mad about ECC, cheap RISC-V computer, Linux on Apple M1 (Matt Hanson)
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News: Pi news

Thierry Chantier, more training for teachers and home schoolers, smart Pi HAT cooler (Les Pounder)
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News: Kernel Watch

looking to kernel 5.11, old macxhines must die, restricted DMS (Jon Masters)
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