Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2017 16:42 UTC
Apple

In the summer of 2017, I wanted to know what it would be like to use an iPad Pro as my main computer. I found out that it can actually work, thanks to an iOS app called Blink, an SSH replacement called Mosh, iOS 11 and running stuff on a server.

You could argue the title is a tad bit misleading - there's a lot of thin client DNA in his setup - but it's an interesting look at how to achieve this, nonetheless.

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Why would you do this on an iPad Pro?
by avgalen on Thu 26th Oct 2017 20:45 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

You could build exactly the same remote programming environment with a laptop that would still provide all the Pro's, but would also remove some of the mentioned Cons:
* It's not for people using graphical IDEs
* You can't connect an external monitor (don't mention airplay)
* For that matter, you can't connect any hardware

Of course you would need to search a bit for a laptop with a great touchscreen that runs silent and has 10 hours of batterylife but those DO exist nowadays for the same pricepoint as the iPad Pro.

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