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It’s oh so quiet… MacFormat and Linux Format

… Apologies for the lack of updates recently, it’s not down to a sudden fallow patch, but just a lack of time. Here’s part one of a list of what’s been published in the past couple of months.

MacFormat: my guide to optimising the performance of virtual machines in macOS was published in issue 309, and is now available to read online at TechRadar.  Issue 310 has now been published, and includes my four-page guide to setting up an older Mac as a centralised server.

Linux Format: my regular series on using the command line via the Terminal has come to a temporary halt with a pair of tutorials: the first, on using environmental variables, appeared in issue 219, and the second, which looks at alternative Terminal emulators, was published in issue 220. Issue 220 also saw my four-page tutorial on programming IoT devices using Wyliodrin appear.

Linux Format 217 – Super Pi!

lxf217The latest issue of Linux Format is out now, and my lead feature – Super Pi – adorns the cover. It’s a ten-page guide to building various Pi-related projects, from desktop or laptop PC to media server and IoT add-on. Also in this issue – my latest piece on using the Terminal, this month focussing on running multiple shells from a single window using Screen.

For more details and to order, please click here. Subscribers can also access these and the rest of the magazine content in PDF format here.

Linux Format 214 – all about Turtl and remote X-Window

LXF214The latest issue of Future’s best-selling title for Linux enthusiasts is available now, and features two of my tutorials: a guide to controlling X-Window apps remotely using a Terminal ssh session, and a project on setting up a Turtl server as a free alternative to Evernote. Please click here for more details and to order. Subscribers can access both articles (and indeed everything I’ve written so far for the magazine) in PDF format by clicking here.

Linux Format 212

LXF212The latest issue of Future’s best-selling Linux title is on the newsstands now, and features my latest tutorial on mastering the basics of using the Terminal, this time focussing on getting system and hardware information from the command line. Please click here for more details and to order or subscribe.

Linux bonanza – Linux Format 211 and Linux Made Simple

tms13.coverThe latest issue of Linux Format is out now, and includes two of my contributions: a fleshed-out version of my Pi Zero media streamer project, and a guide to editing configuration files in the Terminal. Both articles are online in PDF format for subscribers to download via the magazine archive, or you can purchase it online.

I also feature heavily in a brand new bookazine, Linux Made Simple. This 148-page tome features my Escape Windows cover feature from a previous edition of Linux Format, plus seven brand new tutorials aimed firmly at Windows switchers and beginners, spanning topics such as identifying how Linux works with drives and the basics of networking to understanding Linux file permissions and optimising your graphics card. It’s £9.99 in print, or £6.99 as a digital download.

Linux Format 210

LXF210The latest issue of Future’s best-selling magazine for Linux enthusiasts is on sale now, and features my ongoing series on learning how to use the Terminal (this issue, navigating your file system and simple file management from the command line). There’s also a single-page review of FlexiHub 2.2, a service for connecting USB devices remotely. Click here for more details and to order.