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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Main computer?
by phoudoin on Fri 27th Oct 2017 14:22 UTC
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Odd definition of "main".
Sounds more like its main terminal to access remotely its *actual* main computer(s).

Sure, such terminal is highly mobile, have a nice touch screen and so on. At such price, that's expected, at least.

But I failed to see how being able to remotely access from some device to actual computers that allow you to program *on* them can be viewed as an achievement in 2017.

It's not like it wasn't already the case since decades from practically whatever terminals with screen and typing interfaces was ever made...

Not being able to do at least that on a modern device would be, on the contrary, quite an under-achievement.

Edited 2017-10-27 14:30 UTC

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