iPad pro as a Linux machine
Work in progress.
I bought my iPad mainly for note-taking during classes. Now that I have graduated, my iPad has been collecting dust ever since. Recently, I learned about this new open-source project that is essentially an Alpine Linux emulator on iOS, iSH. I'm exploring possibilities of using iPad pro as a daily driver.
Today, I still recommend against doing this. This is due to the following disadvantages:
- iSH frequently freezes if I leave it open for around 20 min.
Also, this article does not yet carry the topic too far.
- 1.Install iSH.
- 3.Do yourself a favor and make an
alias ipad="ssh -t [email protected] 'tmux a -t iPad || tmux new -s iPad'"
To prevent iSH from freezing when you switch to other apps:
cat /dev/location > /dev/null &
To start SSH server:
One thing I would love to do is monitoring system performance. My usual go-to tool is
htop, which -- sadly -- does not yet work on iSH. Therefore, I have to turn to an alternative, python-based tool called
- 1.Install dependencies:apk add python3 gcc python3-dev musl-dev linux-headers(Reason to install
pip:pip3 install ptop
Sadly, this also does not work.
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