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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I personally like a touchscreen for most personal use on my laptop. It is just nicer to scroll or zoom with my fingers and most consumption (small games, webreading, audio/video) is nicer with a touchscreen as well.
For development it is nice to have a touchscreen only if you are doing front-end development (GUI) so you can test your site/app just like a user would.

I also didn't understand the need for a touchscreen in this users setup. I just included touch as a "requirement" because it was listed as a pro in the article.

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