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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The author uses an iPad Pro as a DUMB TERMINAL, BIG DIFFERENCE.

Come talk to me when you can actually write a program or app on the iPad. When there are compilers that actually produce executable binaries.

Until then, it’s an xterm / thin client at best.

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