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Screenshot of a PC emulator running Linux

I came across this on Hacker News and it blew my mind. Fabrice Bellard just created a PC emulator that boots Linux, written in JavaScript. It even works on my iPad.

From the technical notes …

The PC emulator is written in Javascript. The emulated hardware consists in the following devices:

The code is written in pure Javascript using the W3C Typed Arrays. A slightly slower fallback mode is implemented for browsers missing this support. For the exact list of supported browsers, see the FAQ.

It’s officially supported by

Hot damn.

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