Tablet for remote sysadmin

Tod Hansmann plug.org at todandlorna.com
Tue Aug 28 21:16:53 MDT 2012


On 8/28/2012 5:10 PM, Daniel Fussell wrote:
> On 08/28/2012 04:53 PM, Doran L. Barton wrote:
>>
>> I'm going to agree with Levi that a netbook/laptop is still the better way to
>> go. Tablets are maybe 80% there. If you don't have a physical keyboard, it's
>> going to be painful. That being said, there are bluetooth keyboards and, in
>> the case of tablets like the Asus Transformer series, dockable keyboards, but
>> in the case of apps like ConnectBot for Android, the SSH client is still
>> lacking in some ways and doesn't fully support keyboards like it needs to.
>>
> More specifically, ConnectBot with a keyboard will send alpha
> characters.  Nothing else seems to work for me; no numerics, specials,
> ctrl/alt/meta, etc.  I'm about ready to replace android with debian for
> that and a few other reasons.
>
> And Levi, don't even get me started on iPads...  ;-)
>
> ;-Daniel Fussell
>
You should really check out Hacker's Keyboard.  You can even display the 
F1-12 keys if you need them.  I've done some light python/vim work with 
it and it's been awesome.

-Tod Hansmann


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