x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly (by copy)

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  • Run Windows 95 in your browser!
  • Does anyone have an extremely lightweight distro?
    Oh, http://copy.sh/v86/
  • Windows 10 Clone in the Browser - Project Update @ 9 Months
    dev.to | 2021-09-07
    x86 emulator (v86) Load iso/img files Linux with mock file system support Kolibri with network support (Kolibri) Auto Save state
  • Browse the old web as it was, using emulated old web browsers and web archives
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-20
    This is based on the v86 emulator which is a relatively feature complete emulator based on javascript: https://github.com/copy/v86

    Not sure what the mac versions are using though.

  • tbh, haskell is not all that different, fundamentally, from C.
    too late
  • A brief comparison of online Linux terminals
  • A brief comparison of Online Linux Terminals
  • KolibriOS
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-22
    Or you can try it online: https://copy.sh/v86/?profile=kolibrios
  • Today I ran Linux in my web browser
    reddit.com/r/teenagers | 2021-05-10
    Today I ran Linux in my web browser with the help of copy/v86 so I just felt like sharing this with others because I’m super happy.
  • Know of any projects using WASM
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-05-05
    v86: x86 virtualization in the browser
  • x86 virtualization in the browser, recompiling x86 to WASM on the fly
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-01
  • x86 Virtualization In-Browser
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-29
  • Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance to advance WebAssembly – aka the thing that lets you run compiled C/C++/Rust code in browsers
    Yeah I mean NGL it is kind of scary that webgl is able to run a whole ass x86 virtual machine in a browser tab without so much as a permissions prompt.
  • A virtual Apple Macintosh with System 8, running in Electron
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-28
    That's even more bizarre, since that uses the "v86" emulator, which can literally run in a browser tab with one click:


  • I am trying to make a windows 98 vm, can someone explain what I'm doing wrong?
    You can try copy.sh/v86 and see if it will work for you. (Copy sh still does emulation on a local machine, also you will need to test using a profile, if that works then you can make a VM like you would any other VM)


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copy/v86 is an open source project licensed under BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License which is an OSI approved license.

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