Saturday, 9 February 2013

Running linux on the browser using jslinux

This is simply amazing, at http://bellard.org/jslinux/ you can run Linux on a browser:

Here is its booting up:

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after a couple seconds you have a full interactive shell:

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which you can use to run commands like ls

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or ps

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or cat

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As you can see by the comments in the screenshot above, you can compile and execute the hello.c file

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vi hello.c will open the vi editor

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which we can edit:

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and execute

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and all running from JavaScript:

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with 1.78Mb  of data received!

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For more info here is the FAQ and technical notes

Pretty impressive stuff from the Super productive programmer (see also this thread at reddit)

More info (including a link to a NodeJS port) at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2572915
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