There's 500 millions iPads on the planet, half of them sold before 2015, 22 different models. That's a lot of computers that need/will need repurposing at some point. Given the explosion in production in this kind of electronics this past decade, it might be interesting to target this kind of system :) Also includes old android tablets and phones!

@electret One of the things I say to IRL people that ask me how to learn to operate small servers, or host their own website, is that they don't need Raspis or VPSs. Just use an old phone!

Jailbreaking iOS devices gives them a few more functionalities, but I agree with you that, especially with Apple devices, there should be more options!

Know of any interesting projects?

@raelzero this thought come from me getting a 2012 ipad for my music making. Don't know any projects but it made me think :)

@electret Look up here:

I can vouch for both iSH and UVM - installed them both, though it might be a bit troublesome. Both seem to work decently enough so far!


@raelzero @electret i use iSH quite a bit, especially to ssh into a tilde, and to use amfora

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