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Computer Pioneer “Shells” Brings the Future of Computing to the Masses Through Its New Virtual Platform

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Shells (, a virtual machine pioneer based in the U.S. today announced a key partnership with Manjaro as it continues efforts to bring the future of computing to everyone. Using an internet-based method to turn idle screens – smart TVs, tablets, older or low-spec laptops, smartphones, and more – into fully functional computers, the Shells service facilitates learning, working, and creating from anywhere.

As one of the most popular Linux distributions with its user-friendly, pre-configured product approach, Manjaro has collaborated with Shells to offer its products on the Shells platform. Both companies have been working together to ensure a seamless virtual desktop experience for all Shells users.

“The world has so many devices which are good for Internet browsing, but may lack the security and regular operating system updates. By transferring your desktop into the cloud, you get the latest software and updates on the device you want to use. The great thing about working with Shells is that we collaborated and optimized the Manjaro experience on their hardware in their data centers across the globe together. Expect a seamless user experience with the ability to upgrade your machine with a single click in seconds,” said Philip Müller, CEO of Manjaro.

Linux operating systems have always been well-known to the tech savvy, but remain relatively unknown to the general public with a desktop operating system market share of only around 2%.

“We hope that Shells can help lower the barrier of entry for the new user to try a Linux operating system with our easy-to-use product. Although Linux operating systems may already be widely used in many industries and enterprises, the adoption of Linux for personal use is not as widespread. We hope to open doors to new users with Shells so they can see the power and benefits that Linux brings to computing. We have enjoyed working closely with Manjaro as we have similar aspirations and look forward to giving current and future Manjaro users the ability to take their desktop with them on any device,” said Shells CEO Alex Lee.

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About Shells: Shells, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is a desktop as a service (DaaS) provider focused on closing the digital divide by providing a simplified solution for developers, schools, small businesses, and the masses. With the ability to set up their machines in less than five minutes with the operating system of their choice, as well as servers strategically placed around the world, the company ensures customers have a seamless virtual desktop experience. More information is available at Follow Shells on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.