Javascript PC! / Linux in a browser!

That’s right.  Fabrice Bellard, has done it again, he’s given us such great things like TCC, Qemacs, and of course, Qemu.  But now he’s written a x86 emulator in javascript.

Thats right, javascript.

Behold jslinux (works in Chrome 11 & Firefox 4).

I must say, it’s fast.  A lot faster than I would have ever expected.

The hardware is a basic CPU, clock chip, and a UART.  however it’ll run things like vi just fine.  If you have either browser, give it a shot, it’s nothing short of amazing.

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What is there to tell? I've loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX... I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since...!

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  1. I’m thoroughly impressed. Bogomips is pretty low, but I’ve run remote systems that have worked slower than this, interactively. Everything seems to be working just as expected.

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