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: Comment by vault
by roverrobot on Thu 26th Oct 2017 23:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by vault"
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Good for him. For me, a basic operation like text selection and copy&paste on a mobile device makes me want to cut myself.

Since when do Command-C (or X) and Command V-not work on iOS any longer? Oh, you probably did not realize that a keyboard is needed for working on an iPad, just like it is needed on a PC or a Mac or a Surface Pro.

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RE[2]: Comment by vault
by Morgan on Fri 27th Oct 2017 00:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by vault"
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It's selecting the text on iOS that is such a pain, not copying or pasting once selected. iOS does not currently support mouse input, so it must be done by touch, or else by very tedious movements with the cursor keys on the physical keyboard. I suspect that is what vault was referring to.

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RE[3]: Comment by vault
by MacMan on Fri 27th Oct 2017 22:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by vault"
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Copy / paste is very easy with emacs, even though I obviously have a mouse on my Mac desktop, I mostly use emacs and sporadically use the mouse even when edit lots and lots of code.

Mouse is a lot more convenient though for inviesitgating code, I.e. tracing symbols / call stacks etc...

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