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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WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Does it —really— matter if you are doing this locally?


Actually, it does. Keep in mind there's no such thing as 'the cloud'. There's just a bunch of hardware and software you don't own, being maintained by people you don't know.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

One thing that would prevent me from ever using any sort of tablet device as a workstation... I need multiple monitors, and preferably large ones. My workflow pretty much demands it.

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