Run Ubuntu In Your Browser With HTML5

By | October 13, 2011 | 42 Comments


Run Ubuntu In Your Browser With HTML5

A whole desktop experience recreated using HTML5 to demo what Ubuntu looks like.

Check it out.


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Being passionate about software, Armin joined FavBrowser.com in early 2011 and has been actively writing ever since. Having accepted the challenge, he also enjoys watching anime, indulging in good books, staying fit and healthy, and trying new things.

  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    I know a few people at college who like Ubuntu so I can show them the online tour you’ve made me become aware of.  Thanks!

  • Kdfhgnkdj

    thats pretty neat, people can now see what ubuntu is like

  • http://biblioteca.octabot.net daPhyre

    I have just noticed it yesterday, quite nice! Still, is too bare to really take a decision if ubuntu is for oneself… (I’m still unpleased with Unity, I still feel Ubuntu stoped to be for human beings with it… Still, there are choices ).

    On the other hand, is a step foward. Maybe more people will like it after testing the experience ;)

  • Mikah

    Tried Linux Mint last year for a month & was impressed its better than Vista but overall Win 7 kept me from making the switch.

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      Unfortunately I can’t find a Linux distro with the Broadcom wireless driver already pre-compiled/pre-loaded on it and Windows 7 is the only OS with the driver already there. :-|

      • http://www.rudivisser.com/ Rudi Visser

        The kernel has had the Broadcom driver for a long time which supports most cards…. Apart from the most popular ones.

        Thankfully all you have to do is install a .deb/.rpm from an official source now and they will support the card (I assume BCM4312 IIRC).

  • Anonymous

    Seriously who uses Linux other than geeks, servers and that person with the big curiosity to try everything.

    • Anonymous

      On the other hand the demo is cool. Reminds me of https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nfakdllpdfjjbfommlcnfkedmbigkfdo

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      I used to run Ubuntu live CD to play some games back in the old days.

      But agreed.

    • Dkfjgnfd

      people who dont want all the trouble with windows? (slowdowns, constant reinstalls, ive had those since day 1)

      • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

        Not sure what Windows version you use, but I haven’t reinstalled Windows the day Windows 7 released :)

        Those days are coming to an end, and Windows 8 will be the final nail to the coffin.

        • Dkfjgnfd

          ive tried every version since xp, and ive had problems with it, had to reinstall after a while
          ive always had headaches with computers, if it wasnt for music, movies, people i know and business, id throw mine out of the balcony

          now im with ubuntu and i still have problems .. i had many computers, and with each one i had problems

          • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

            I think the problem is not the OS then…

          • http://www.rudivisser.com/ Rudi Visser

            I wish I could ‘Like’ this more… So true haha

      • Armin

        I do have to agree. Windows does have the overwhelming share of security and efficiency issues.

      • Anonymous

        This is not the days of pre NT and windows XP days.

        Vista , 7 and 8 are significantly beefed up from a security point of view.

        Those people that reinstall are the same people that pirate, visit infected sites or are just plain ignorant of the fact that everything is not safe.

        As the software rot, I tend to agree. Windows by design slows down over time. We can attribute that to the registry , dll and file system. Waiting for potogon in windows 8.

        Please use a new iteration of windows. And someone kill XP. Kill it with fire.

        • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

          I disagree with your POV on the 3rd paragraph; not everyone is ignorant.

          I’ve got Windows 7 and it’s starting to slow down for me. I’ve only got a few installs left until I’ll need to purchase a new key, which sucks. Nothing to do with security (although I’m stupid enough to not run AV, with my router handling the firewall).

          I’m still waiting for a Linux distro with my wireless driver to come along so I can leave Windows behind. :)

          • Mikah

            google daz loader   first result

          • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

            I normally use Daz’s Windows Loader but I didn’t bother this time around.

          • Anonymous

            Why are you both talking about piracy?

          • Kfdjgdnkg

            because they obviously cant afford spending $400 for a copy of windows 7, neither can i, and if get to use windows again, i will activate it using this, or a similar method

            windows is overpriced, if it were rock solid, id draw this money out of my pocket, but as it is, its nothing special – people over the years complained to microsoft that windows CAN be better, and all microsoft did was put in some more effort into windows 7, probably the same is about 8, but i still believe windows can be made perfect, but the marketing strategly of microsoft wont allow it, because if one version is rock solid, no one will buy the next one, pretty much whats happening with XP now (its shitty, but it was the least shitty thing of its time and now people wont let go of it)

            and this is how windows will always be – shitty on purpose, so that people will always buy the next iteration

          • Anonymous

            XP wasnt always rock solid. If you used it pre SP packs then you would have left it like Vista day 1. Vista got good after SP packs.

            Which is still no excuse to release something that works like crap.

          • http://www.rudivisser.com/ Rudi Visser

            Windows in itself ‘is’ rock solid, not once have I had a BSOD (Actual Windows problem), the only issues ever encountered are due to Third Party software.

          • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

            Just like Kfdjdnkg said I can’t afford buying the same product again.

            And like I said before I’d rather use Linux if a distro has the Broadcom drivers pre-compiled.

          • Mikah

            Microsoft pissed me off way back in 1990 when I had a 486DX PC & the Operating System I was using was Dr Dos. 
            Microsoft released Office which included code to make it incompatible with Dr Dos, Dr Dos eventually went bust & sued Microsoft & were awarded about 50 million dollars several years later. 
            Users of Dr Dos were never compensated which is why I don’t give a rat’s ass about Microsoft losing Money to piracy.

          • Anonymous

            Stick to old versions. You do not have to upgrade.

            Then use linux.
            Get a modem. Drivers? Dialup? I had that shit and it was horrible. 15 mins to download a 3MB fileTry to get OEM. Do not promote piracy here.

          • Mikah

            No
            I prefer Windows
            50 MB cable
            Stay legit I don’t care but keep your moralizing to yourself.

          • Anonymous

            for the sake of this owners website, we should not discuss piracy.

            OK for general info but please avoid specifics.

            MS pissed you off but you prefer MS? That is, bold.

            BTW that reply was headed for Shane. Sorry.

          • Mikah

            It only turned into a discussion when you joined in. 

        • Mikah

          Windows 7 x64 is very secure if you keep it up to-date & use a good virus program & Firewall , I use the free Comodo Internet Security Suite which has kept me safe even though I have ventured where Angels fear to tread.

           

    • Armin

      We are discussing web browsers on a website dedicated to web browsers. We are geeks. -_-

    • Mikah

      Linux would be perfect for your Granny who just wanted to use a browser for Facebook emails maybe open Office if some one set it up for her.
      Its also great  for the tech guys but gamers should keep away.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a way to install Linux distros without losing the potential to install Windows 7 over it again for free?

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      You mean dual-boot?

      • Anonymous

        I want to try Linux, but since my computer came preloaded with Windows (instead of buying the CDs) could I go back to Windows 7 if I didn’t like Linux?

        • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

          You can use the LiveCD feature to try Linux or you could have both installed (dual-boot). ;)

        • Armin

          You have several options to try Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution. One such way is obviously via HTML5 in your browser. The others can be found here:

          http://www.ubuntu.com/download

        • Anonymous

          Thanks guys, that helps a lot! 

        • Anonymous

          Put it on a USB.

        • http://juegos.octabot.net daPhyre

          You can also try Wubi: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer

          It installs like a windows program, and if you don’t like it, you just uninstall it as any other windows installed software ;)

    • Ldkgdkdfkg

      when you instal ubuntu on a cd and you load it inside windows, a windows-like installer will popup and ask you if you want to install it alongside windows

      when you boot the cd it will ask you this:

      try

      or

      install

      when you choose TRY, you load the live cd – you can look around linux, but after you remove the cd, all changes will be lost, you can install it while in live cd mode, thats what i did – i watched stuff on youtube while ubuntu was installing (my only OS)

      when you choose INSTALL it will ask you if you want to install it alongside windows, or to replace windows with ubuntu

      and if you dont like it, just boot your windows cd/dvd/usb and install it back
      the fact that your computer came with windows preinstalled means only one thing – you paid more for it, while you could have bought it without any OS and install whichever you like for free, thats what i do when i buy a new computer

      • Anonymous

        Do that with a laptop.

        I created recovery disks then wiped 7 off my pc as I am overall happy with 8.

        I am long overdue for a dekstop pc’s of some-sort.

        Although I dont game much or own a console, it will be good once in a while.

        Just waiting for next gen parts and OS and I’ll be set.