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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positive & interesting are better than rants
by ycarel on Mon 30th Oct 2017 21:22 UTC
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If you don't like his approach it is fine.
Everybody has his own preferences.
He shared about his own experiment and how it worked for him.
I really enjoyed reading this and I guess it was interesting for others too.
If you love reading things that are a deviation from the standard articles people should be encouraged instead of put in front of a firing squad just because you don't like the ideas.
A discussion raising what setups work will have added a lot to a forum like this with many knowledgable readers.
I myself use a combination of a Mac book pro + ipad to do my job as an AWS solutions architect.
Others have other setups.
All is great as long as the setup is comfortable for you, makes you work day a nice day and gets the job done.
It is OK to use more than one tool.
It is OK to have different tools than others.
It is OK to have a different work flow.
It is NOT OK to be so negative as to discourage people that just have an interesting story to share.

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