Apple iPad: A Linux Administrator’s New Assistant
Jan 10, 2011, 21:04 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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."