Tablet for remote sysadmin

Daniel Fussell dfussell at
Wed Aug 29 07:39:39 MDT 2012

On 08/28/2012 09:16 PM, Tod Hansmann wrote:
> 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.
+1 for Hacker's Keyboard.  I can't stand the default on-screen keyboard.

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