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Run Linux from Web Browser with these Six Websites

Run Linux from Web Browser with these Six Websites

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Why would you do that?

Well, I can understand if you are new and want to play around, learn or want a test drive. Or maybe just bored with Windows and MAC.

Following tools will help you launch Linux based OS within a browser.

The good thing about that emulator is you don’t have to install anything on your PC. It works within your web browser as you are surfing any website.


JSLinux is fully functional Linux running entirely in a web browser, meaning if you have almost any modern web browser suddenly you can run a basic version of Linux on any computer.

This emulator is written in JavaScript and supported on Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. You can refer the official technical notes about this fantastic emulator.

Run Linux 2.6 from Boot time for Linux is less than one minute, and you may launch other following operating systems too.

  • Windows 98
  • Arch Linux
  • KolibriOS
  • Linux 2.6 and 3.18
  • Windows 1.01
  • FreeDOS
  • OpenBSD
  • Solar OS


Webminal is GNU/Linux terminal and the best place to practice the Linux commands and interact with other users. To access the Webminal terminal, you need to register a free account with them.

Webminal has helped students from more than 125 countries that have practiced more than 1.5 million commands.

Tutorials Point

CentOS terminal online by Coding Group give you a platform to practice Linux commands within a browser. Getting terminal is faster, it took around 10 seconds to get my terminal.

It’s not just Linux terminal, but also you get many others like Node.js, PHP, Lua, Ruby, Redis, Numphy, Oracle Database and many online IDEs.

So if you are looking to have a quick feeling about any of the following you can try Coding Group.


JS/UNIX Terminal

JS/UNIX is UNIX like Operating System for web browsers written in a JavaScript. It doesn’t require any plugin to open the terminal. You get “guest” login to practice the commands.


CB.VU gives you FreeBSD 7.1 stable version.

If you are looking to build your career in Linux, then you may check out this online course by Jason Cannon.

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