It’s no secret that GitHub has a storable presence on the web, but did you know they also have an operating system? Unlike Microsoft’s monolithic Windows 10, Linux based GitHub is agnostic and boasts a slew of features that a typical VPS can’t. In short, they are an ideal hosting platform for anyone looking to get their hands on a bare bones server with some oomph. As such, they have the requisite hardware, software and services to make it a breeze to set up your own virtualized machine. But how do you go about it? You’ve got to have the tools and the know how. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do it in style. After you’ve mastered the ins and outs, you’ll be well on your way to hosting your very own virtual desktop in no time at all.
First and foremost, you’ll want to set up an account with GitHub. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be ready to move on to the fun part. The next step is to create a free Windows 10 RDP server, which you can accomplish in under a minute with a few clicks of the mouse. Fortunately, their automated deployment process makes this chore a breeze. The best part? You can keep your privacy. GitHub has an app store where you can download the latest Linux kernels and drivers, as well as other useful utilities for free. This is a great way to test drive a new VM while avoiding the usual pitfalls associated with buying a full fledged VPS.