An iPad Rig

Linux Journal recently had a very cool article by Mark O’Connor, about how he’s running Ubuntu on his iPad via the Linode cloud service.

It’s not something I necessarily want to do (and to be honest, I’m not sure I have the technical skill to do it), but it’s a fascinating concept. We’ve all heard of thin clients, and what’s thinner than an iPad?

Mark has details about the project here and here.

It’s a cool and seemingly effective, efficient way for Mark to work.

Also, he makes the point that this can be done with any tablet with good SSH and VNC clients.