At the December 2012 Brisbane Drupal community meetup, I gave a quick introduction to TurnKey Linux ("TKL") and its potential for use as a local development environment.
This post summarises what was covered and provides reference links.
I am chrisjoneill on LinkedIn. I should warn you though: I post to social media only sparingly, and I think you probably should as well.
I currently work for GitHub, however I don't speak for the company. Until mid 2019 I worked at Acquia, and before that, Brisbane City Council.
You can also catch me via email... chris at this domain.