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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I must be old fashioned....
by grat on Sat 28th Oct 2017 23:51 UTC
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I find I'm far more productive with a couple large monitors, a big honkin' mechanical keyboard and a quality mouse all plugged into a modern linux box with a pile of CPU's and memory.

It's not a terribly portable setup, granted (although I can remote into it with an SSH client from anywhere), but I can use it safely while wearing shorts, and I never have to worry about resource limitations.

Sure, I can't develop on a train, or a plane, or in the middle of the wilderness-- But I'm not likely to be very focused on development in those situations either.

While any tool can be the right tool, that doesn't mean it's a good idea to use a Swiss Army knife in your kitchen for cooking a meal.

I have a tablet, and a laptop, but neither allows me to develop at the speed I develop on my linux system.

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