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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by p13. on Sat 28th Oct 2017 07:26 UTC
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Still has to rely on a "real" (as in reasonably open) computer to do the actual heavy lifting and provide any real sense of functionality.

In essence, he solved a problem no one really asked for in the first place.

He could have done it by simply using a traditional machine in the first place.

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