Easy Simple trick for you to run Linux, Archlinux, KolibriOS, Windows 98,1.01 FreeDOS in Chrome browser tab of Mac, Windows 7,8,10 PC.

In this era of technology, we have already came a long way, but still there is long way to travel ahead. There maybe many people around who want to check how older OS looked? If you ever wished to check out Windows 98 or 1.01 or FreeDOS, then this is article for you. Chrome browser consume a lot of hardware resources, we all know but, it is powerful and useful. After reading this article, you will be able to run any of the following OS in a single tab of your Chrome browser of Mac and Windows both

  • Windows 98
  • Linux 3
  • KolibriOS
  • FreeDOS
  • Windows 1.01
  • Archlinux 

Any coder mentioned about this on Github, he worked on it just for fun. If you do not want to read this explanation how it is done, then jump straight to next section. The basic requirement to run an OS in Chrome browser is x-86 compatible hardware and CPU. Keyboard and mouse or any other controller is also important to control the things. Nothing special is required as you can see and all this is possible only because of Javascript engines. Javascript engines have now become so powerful that they can boot some decade old OS on my system right now.

Screenshot (883)Windows 98 running in Chrome

Another thing to throw light on is that there is no requirement of any special plugin or extension. After the testings, we found that Windows, FreeDOS and KolibriOS works very well on the shell. Coming to Linux, sometimes the graphical boot of Linux fails, but you will always get a shell to work upon. 

FreeDOS-in-chrome-runFreeDOS running in Chrome

If you want to contribute to this project then, you can also do so by 

  • Reporting bugs
  • Donating some bucks
  • Add some new features 

Trick-run-KolibriOS-in-ChromeKolibriOS running in Chrome

How to run Linux, Windows and other OS in Chrome ?

You will not need to do much, all you have to do is visit a URL in a tab of Chrome browser. The URLs are embed with their respective names below 

     Windows 98     

     Linux     

     Linux 3     

     KolibriOS     

     FreeDOS     

     Windows 1.01     

     Archlinux     

Some other features are also present there like Lock Mouse, Take Screenshot, etc. Go and now enjoy the Old is Gold Windows OS with games like minesweeper and Solitaire. If you still have any query, ask me in comments below. 

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