iPad + Linux for home use
Hello dear iPad aficionados,
As other life long Mac user I’m facing a question of where to go with current gen of Macs. My old and beloved personal MBP died gruesome death, and I can’t convince myself to go with current gen of any mac (maybe with exception of Mac mini), and here’s why:
– We are devoted iPad household and most of day to day use moved to these wonderful devices: browsing/email/IM, photo and video editing, endless media consumption, even my occasional ssh to work or hobby related Linux boxes
– I’m a software architect for backend services and analytics, so I occasionally use our home Mac for work/hobby projects and other IT-adjacent stuff like IoT, keyboard programming and so on
– So, my IT-related use aside, our Mac is mostly used as a backup machine for iCloud photos and other cloud services (as somebody with IT background I can’t sleep knowing that my data sits in just one service, I need more onsite and offsite copies)
I can perfectly serve all my computer related needs with any recent Linux machine (and I’ve been doing that for my customers), like diy desktop or old thinkpad; and I can’t really justify the cost of new or used Mac, esp with current reliability record and lack of self-repair / upgrade options. So I was wondering if someone else decided to go iPad/Linux (or maybe BSD) way and has a story to share? Specifically I’m interested in iCloud photos and files backup solutions from Linux, any file sharing gotchas (I have a NAS that works with both macs/iOS devices and Linux boxes) and any other gotchas.