If you’ve been overcome by euphoria, stop reading further and click the link:
I’m conscious that SitePoint attracts readers who are far younger than me. If you’ve never heard of Doom, it’s a first-person shooting game which was released for the PC in 1993. While it wasn’t the first FPS — id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D can claim that crown — Doom revolutionized the genre. It’s pioneering 3D graphics, multi-player gaming, and graphic chainsaw-wielding violence was the inspiration for many of today’s blockbuster titles.
If You Think That’s Impressive…
It runs in all the latest browsers so he installed the 2.6.20 Linux kernel and released browser-based emulator. Yes, it’s running Linux in a web page.
The demo is limited to terminal output rendered in an HTML table but the implications are astonishing. My only concern is that someone will add X11, install a browser and recursively implode the web!
Craig is a freelance UK web consultant who built his first page for IE2.0 in 1995. Since that time he's been advocating standards, accessibility, and best-practice HTML5 techniques. He's created enterprise specifications, websites and online applications for companies and organisations including the UK Parliament, the European Parliament, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Microsoft, and more. He's written more than 1,000 articles for SitePoint and you can find him @craigbuckler.
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