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

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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RE: That's a lot of work....
by agentj on Fri 27th Oct 2017 05:44 UTC in reply to "That's a lot of work...."
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Maybe 1975 - especially if you use crap like any unix editor and need to use SSH to do any real work, because shitty OS that claims to be "pro" (maybe it comes from "prostate") doesn't expose one, so you need to download application from the app store to handle basic functionality which even DOS had. I can imagine these hordes of iPad "pro" users who nervously look for free wifi stickers when going abroad. Oh, when you can't access the internet you're screwed, as this fancy cloud will stop working and you loose access to all of the data.

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