How to enjoy Linux through your browser

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Thanks to new technologies, we can already enjoy some Linux operating systems in our internet browser, from any operating system and without the need to install absolutely anything.

We can do this thanks to a PC emulator by Fabrice Bellard, an emulator written in Javascript a few years ago. The news is that you have now created another version of the emulator, which includes ISO images of operating systems to run on this computer, such as Arch Linux, KolibriOS or practically clean versions of Linux 2.6 and Linux 3.8.

It goes without saying that most of the operating systems that come are very simple and with little consumption of resources, since we are actually running a virtual machine from the internet browser and we depend on the resources of the real machine. For example, the version that comes from Arch Linux is Text mode and KolibriOS is a very simple operating system with a graphical environment.

How to use Javascript PC to run Linux in your browser

For this, we will enter first to this web page to load the operating system. Here as we can see we have a lot of options to choose from as Arch Linux. We can also choose our own ISO image of our computer and upload it to the server to run the operating system (that if, it can only be done with simple operating systems).

Once we have clicked on an operating system, we have to wait for the operating system to run and the command window or console appears. When executing the OS, the mouse will have been blocked on the virtual machine screen (to unlock it, press escape) and we will be able to execute commands and work with the OS.

Undoubtedly, it is a good idea to run many operating systems without installations, especially for people who want to learn commands on the console. The bad thing is that some OS like Arch Linux are a bit slow, especially if our machine is very powerful. We also have the option to run the old emulator from the same creator, which runs JSlinux in the browser.

As a curiosity, We can also run Windows 98 on our PC, something that will remind the most nostalgic of old times.

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