We’ve mentioned Vagrant here before – we’re using it to cross-compile custom kernels for the Raspberry Pi, and it’s a great way to run development instances of various operating systems in a fast, reproducible fashion. If you’re just looking to get a GNU/Linux prompt to play around with, it’s also a pretty good way to go.
The official documentation is actually really good, and doesn’t need too much elaboration, at least for the basics, but getting Vagrant up and running on windows takes a little more hoop-jumping than on other platforms, so I put together a short guide on getting a quick Linux VM on Windows with Vagrant.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Undercover in an iPhone Factory (video)
Wearables — Go with silicone
Electronics — Shift away from basic arithmetic
Biohacking — Bunnies Book “The Hardware Hacker” Applies to Biohackers
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.