Providers of free, remotely accessible Unix and GNU-Linux shell accounts. Shells are frequently used for IRC access, software development, and email. Most free shell providers don't allow IRC bots, and discourage users from perpetually idling on IRC. See Top: Computers: Internet: Chat: IRC: Shell Providers for free and commercial IRC shells. See Top: Computers: Software: Operating_Systems: Unix: Shell for Unix Shell related resources.
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Free shell accounts hosted on Gentoo Linux. 50 MB quota, 2 background processes. Services including IRC access (no bots or bouncers), compilers and interpreters, email programs and webhosting (no PHP/CGI).
Community providing services including free UNIX shells and email. No hard quotas, IPv6, servers are linked with a mesh VPN.
Free Debian Linux shells. Accounts are postcard-ware. 100MBit/s Internet. Free crontab, HTML5-SSH, Groupware, Etherpad, MySQL.
Free shell provider with IPv6 IRC connectivity. 5 MB quota. Services include email and webhosting. Custom vhosts for your IPv6 address available.
Free SunOS shells with IRC, compilers. No bots permitted. Requires verification of user's identity.
SDF Public Access UNIX System
One of the oldest UNIX shell providers with a DS-3 connection. No IRC without membership fee.