If you want to try using a Linux terminal and you are not close to a Linux system, do not despair. There are some services that will allow you to run a Linux terminal in a browser. This post looks at some of them and should give you a sense of what you can do and the effectiveness you can experience.

The Linux terminal sessions described here were launched on Windows using the Chrome browser. Although you can just as easily run a Linux terminal in a Linux browser, you will probably be less motivated to do so.


JSLinux is essentially a computer that is embedded in JavaScript. So, all you have to do is open a browser and enter the correct URL to get started.

You will find available links to JSLinux through this site:


Of the eight systems listed, six are Linux. Go to one of the listed console windows. These URLs include:

I prefer the implementation of Fedora 33 from JSLinux because it includes man pages, while the other two do not look.

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