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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by Poseidon on Sun 29th Oct 2017 05:24 UTC
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The iPad Pro (and iPad for that matter) are just thin clients with some regular computer capabilities.

Not much different from android tablets. I would like Apple to just have a version that has an unlocked iOS and is much more close to macOS. Sort of what you can do to Android tablets with some linux distros.

Now, if Apple made their home computers compliment the devices via the internet, that would be a different story, but apple seems to be for the moment focused on laptops and mobile devices first, everything else second. It's all about sales really, since PCs are cheaper and more powerful and their iMacs are a tough sell to anyone but people looking for great screens and macOS on the desktop.


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