Friday, June 3, 2011

Linux running on JavaScript

Suddenly came across this amazing project.. Linux running ‘on’ the web browser. It’s a virtual machine written in JavaScript, it can boot a small linux image supporting basic commands, file system, vi, and even.. a C compiler!


You can edit, compile and run the sample hello.c program using the compiler called tcc.

To compile: tcc -o hello hello.c
To run: ./hello

All that running on top of JavaScript!.. absolutely mind blowing!

By the way, only the following browsers are supported:
  • Firefox 4.x
  • Chrome 11
  • Opera 11.11
  • Internet Explorer 9