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Apple iPad: A Linux Administrator’s New Assistant

Jan 10, 2011, 21:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to bryanjrichard for this link. ]

"Linux fans are second only to Appleheads for their undying, and often blind, support for their beloved operating system. So, how can these two warring factions peacefully coexist in the same support space? If you can turn your attention away from Angry Birds for a moment, you might learn that your iPad is more than an expensive slab of electronic crack and that it's possible to work with and manage Linux systems by tapping and raking your digits on its fingerprint-prone surface. This article describes how to do just that using SSH and VNC.

"The iPad used in this article is an Apple standard issue* 32GB WiFi version using Apple's iOS version 4.2.1.

"To follow along, you'll need an iPad, any model or version, but it's recommended to use the 4.x operating system release so that you can enjoy the pleasures of iPad multitasking."

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