Get Google Cloud Linux Server for Free

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  1. Open this URL in your browser. It will prompt you to login into your google account if you haven’t already.
  2. On Upper Right Corner, Click on Activate Cloud Shell. A new overlayed window will appear at the bottom of the screen. Wait for the provisioning.
  3. Next you need to make sure that docker is installed on the machine. If it isn’t run : sudo apt install docker
  4. If it shows any any prompt type y and hit enter. Now copy and paste this command and hit enter in the shell. It will create a container and install Ubuntu OS into it. docker run -p 6080:80 dorowu/ubuntu-desktop-lxde-vnc
  5. Modify port number from upper right icon, next to setting icon to 6080. Click save and preview and it will redirect to a new tab in your browser and there goes your Ubuntu OS running in your browser.

  6. There is no step 6, enjoy your free Desktop Linux Shell 😎

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