Running Linux in the browser · 2011-05-17 18:50 by Wladimir Palant
It is also really fast, booting up takes 7 seconds in Firefox 4 for me, and all the other operations don’t take much longer than they would on a real system. Supposedly, Chrome 11 is also supported but for me it hangs up near the end of the boot process. Also, Chrome 11 is noticeably slower (Fabrice Bellard himself made this observation as well). There are plenty of command line tools available, including a compiler. I first had my doubts — but they all work as you expect them to. I can even ping 127.0.0.1 (pinging other addresses or using wget fails because the emulated hardware lacks a network interface). Update: Even better: run
telnetd, change root password with
passwd, then telnet to 127.0.0.1 and log in as root — it actually works.
Talk about desktop applications moving to the web…
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