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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Don McKenzie, May 18, 2011.

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    Run Linux in Browser [Qemu Javascript Emulator]
    Author: Tarandeep Singh on May 17, 2011

    We often use emulators like Qemu, Virtualbox, VMWare to virtualize another Operating systems on a different platform.

    Qemu is popular and open source emulator that lets you virtualize nearly any OS on any other OS. Qemu has now been
    ported to a new platform: Browsers. Most modern browsers like Chrome 11 and Firefox 4 can run this javascript based
    Emulator making it possible to run an actual Linux in your browser.

    The code is written in pure Javascript using Typed Arrays which are available in recent browsers. It was tested with
    Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 11 on Linux, Window and Mac. It doesn’t work with Opera.

    This PC emulator is written entirely in Javascript. The emulated hardware is:

    32 bit x86 compatible CPU
    8259 Programmble Interrupt Controller
    8254 Programmble Interrupt Timer
    16450 UART.

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    Cheers Don...


    Don McKenzie

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