With the amazingly simple interface of v86, anyone can have an extremely accessible OS in their browser for near zero cost!
Now unfortunately the v86 emulator is slow compared to bare metal (sometimes a 10-100x slowdown). But it's fast enough and usable for a lot of tasks!
Now not only is this cool, but there is a personal use case I care about, which is the ability to self host my side projects that aren't naturally web based.
For example: my last weekend side project was about solving weaver. Now if people want to use the solver script, they'd have to copy the code, download the weaver graph, and run it. But now, with the click of a link, they can just try it in TAOA Shell to see it in action.
There's also the added benefit of this generalizing beyond python scripts to almost anything that can run in Linux!
Thanks for reading! 🙋🏼