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MacBytes
Jan 19, 2005, 09:47 AM
Category: Mac OS X
Link: The Portable Mac OS X Geek (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050119104705)
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Monk Edsel
Jan 19, 2005, 12:55 PM
Hmmm. A PowerBook he always leaves at home. It seems like he uses it more as a server of sorts, really. A prime candidate for a Mac mini if there ever was one. It seems so horribly ironic (to me anyway, being a PowerBook owner), having a notebook computer that is permanently tethered to 10 other devices and never leaves the desktop. That probably isn't so unusual, but I often take my PowerBook with me when I leave the house (which is why I bought a notebook computer).

Anyway, it's quite amazing he can do what he does with his PocketPC. I had no idea that was possible.

nagromme
Jan 19, 2005, 08:17 PM
Remote, wireless, long-distance control of his Mac from anyplace with WiFi--as though OS X is actually running on his handheld:

http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/2002091467/www.wired.com/news/images/full/3716_f.17047.jpg

nsb3000
Jan 19, 2005, 10:24 PM
Remote, wireless, long-distance control of his Mac from anyplace with WiFi--as though OS X is actually running on his handheld:

http://a1112.g.akamai.net/7/1112/492/2002091467/www.wired.com/news/images/full/3716_f.17047.jpg

Well, while this is geeky and cool, I am not quite sure what the real practicality is here. There might be an occasional use to log in remotely (Like I do with my Office PC machine, which I can log into from home using Microsoft's RDC on OS X) when you need to do something quick, but it seems like this guy uses this remote connection as his main OS for hand held-- Mac OS X is a great OS, but it is not meant for handhelds really. I wonder if you can use inkwell over VNC... ;-)

Santaduck
Jan 20, 2005, 03:20 AM
cmon this is very cool, so much so that random people at MWSF thought it was a screenshot. Chicken of the VNC...

Monk Edsel
Jan 20, 2005, 10:05 PM
Actually it's too bad the Newton isn't still around... Imagine Apple with a PDA on the market now, with the ability to do this out of the box on every unit.