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!

URL: http://bellard.org/jslinux/

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

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