Building an ultimate Remote Linux Workstation
I once had a dream.
Relaxing somewhere at the edge of a hill looking ahead into mountains, sipping a cold beer while procrastinating on my laptop.
But not just some crapass laptop!
Dual Xeon or a Threadripper, tons of RAM and an entire f**king disk array. All that, of course, working on Linux, with battery lasting at least half a day and being mobile enough to put into my biking backpack.
And don’t forget a high resolution IPS screen 😉
Today, you actually can purchase a machine that pretty much meets these requirements. Some vendors offer Mobile Workstation Laptops with a Xeon CPU, up to 64GB of RAM, at least one SSD and a good ol’ 2.5” HDD. That being said, getting a new one may require selling your leg and liver in the DarkNet, and hitting a gym to get fitter for carrying around a power adapter of a size of a large brick and extra swappable batteries, so if you value your liver more or not a fan of exercise, you need to find a different solution. (more…)