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Test Raspberry Pi Code On Your Primary Computer With VirtualBox And A Bit Of Tweaking

The Raspberry Pi is great because it’s a low cost way to test all sorts of crazy electronics ideas, but sometimes you might want to test before you test. Virtual machines are a great way to do so, and Grant Winney has a guide for setting one up using VirtualBox.


The Drops Of Clarity Desktop

Reader ravenclawwit is no stranger to our featured desktop series, and submitted this beautiful setup to our Desktop Showcase a few weeks ago. It looks great, from top to bottom, and is pretty heavily personalised. It also has a little secret.


The Departure Songs Desktop

We’ve seen some simple desktops and some busy ones, but this one from reader Peregerine, walks the line pretty well. It keeps a lot of the space in the center clear so you have plenty of room to work, but also adds some widgets and tools around the periphery that are useful and informative.


Linux App Distribution Gets A Little Easier With 'Snap'

The latest version of Ubuntu came packed with support for a new app distribution service called snap that significantly simplifies app installation. Now, that’s available on just about every popular Linux distribution around.


The Edge Of The World Desktop

This OS X desktop is simple, elegant, and combines a few simple widgets with a gorgeous wallpaper to great effect. If you like what you see, here’s how you can set it up, customise your own menubar, and give your Mac the same look.


The Complete Guide To Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi

So, you finally picked up a Raspberry Pi and it’s sitting on your desk, waiting for you to do something awesome with it. Good news, setting it up is stupid-easy these days, and in less than 30 minutes, you’ll be hacking away on your tiny little cheap-as-chips computer.


The Simple Sidebar Desktop

This chill, cityside beach desktop was submitted to our desktop show and tell pool by reader Yuki, and even though it’s not elaborate, it still looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too.


FullPageOS Automatically Boots Your Raspberry Pi Into A Full Page Web Kiosk Mode

One of the common uses for a Raspberry Pi is a low-cost information display, powering something like a magic mirror or an animated GIF photo frame. FullPageOS is a Raspberry Pi operating system that makes that process a little simpler.


This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.


The Dual Monitor Bokeh Desktop

We don’t get nearly enough dual monitor desktops in our desktop showcase, so when we see one — especially one as good looking as this — we have to highlight it. Best of all, there isn’t much to it, and it’s easy to set up if you have two displays of your own. Here’s how.


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