Why Would A Linux Geek Buy An iPhone?

Three words, one acronym: Midnight Commander via SSH. Damn, I really am a geek!

There’s two solutions that I’ve found. One is a native client, the other is a web based solution that acts as an SSH proxy.

I’m buying an iPhone tomorrow, and I’ll be demonstrating both solutions, plus any others that I find. I’m going to be trying to get it running on T-Mobile’s data network also, so I’ll have plenty of new material coming up within the next few days. SSH to my Smoothie, my Ubuntu box, and probably even a quick how-to use the VLC web-interface to remote control your PC.

That’s a good one – I’ll be using a glorified iPod to control my PC that’s playing music and movies.

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