JS/UIX is an UN*X-like OS for standard web-browsers, written entirely in JavaScript (no plug-ins used).

Seriously wrong. Be sure to try vi. [via Simon Cozens]

6 responses to “js/uix”

  1. Wow! I alternate between saying “someone has way too much time on their hands” and saying “what a cool hack!” (in the original meaning of the word)

    Thanks for the pointer.

  2. Well, if I squint so that I can read the damn thing (small fonts plus low contrast plus 44 year old eyes), I can poke around a bit. And I discover that vi is really limited – no “:s/a/b/” for instance. But it’s still a cool fun little hack.

  3. Didn’t work for me; will have to try again in a different browser.

    (I got lots of “command cannot be found” that make me wonder whether it’s shelling out to the OS or whatever and expects to find /bin/ls etc. around; even “echo” wasn’t found, which I’d expect to be built into the shell nowadays.)