Continues Work On Supporting More Linux Distros For This "Cloud Desktop"

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 23 March 2021 at 04:28 AM EDT. 7 Comments
DESKTOP is a "personal cloud computer" that makes it possible to have a remote secure desktop from the browser whether it be running on a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or other device. They have been supporting a number of different Linux distributions while more continue to be on the way. basically provides a cloud-based Linux desktop that is secure and can be accessed from any device with a web browser or their Windows / iOS / macOS / Android / Linux apps. Shells is backed by the Private Internet Access (PIA) company and they offer this remote Linux desktop starting out at $4.95 USD per month for a 1 CPU core / 40GB storage / 2GB RAM instance through 1 CPU / 40 GB storage / 2GB RAM plan for $9.95 USD per month or a Pro edition for $36.95 per month if wanting four CPU cores, 160GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM for really having a smooth remote Linux desktop experience. has been offering up Linux desktop distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro, Kubuntu, and more. The company is also exploring the likes of Windows and Android. They are also now working to expand their reach to more Linux distributions with most recently introducing Shells to Fedora in looking to garner additional support and approvals on that front. aims to make it easier for Linux developers to quickly and easily try a multitude of Linux distributions as well as opening up the applications that can be run from tablets and mobile devices, among other use-cases.

Those wanting to learn more about this remote Linux desktop cloud offering can visit
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