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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RE: Comment by Morgan
by Sidux on Fri 27th Oct 2017 09:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by Morgan"
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2015-03-10

That and companies realized that making profit from "desktop computing" at least for average people was not easy at all.
The beautiful ecosystem in which everyone builds his own tools and buys into a set of utilities to do work however he pleases does not have much contact with the reality of the matter and what people ended up doing.
If it weren't for gaming these days, the desktop PC would be long gone or set aside somewhere.
It's not exactly easier to do things "the new way" but it's certainly much more profitable for many.

Edited 2017-10-27 09:02 UTC

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