I am an happy owner of a 5 year old eeepc 1000h (yes, like AlienBob, wich lead me to slackware).
Recently I stumbled upon this guy's blog
wich made me consider the cloud option. I don't really like to pay for a service like linode and I don't like the idea of having my important data managed by some one else. And yes, my eeepc is starting to get a little bit outdate and I would really like to travel light with the new ipad air.
So, my question is: what do you guy think about a machine like the trimslice pro running slackwarearm and connecting to it via ssh?
Do you think I would feel a great downgrade of performance compared to my eeepc? I mostly use emacs,perl, shell, ecc.
I was thinking that a machine like the trimslice could still be somehow portable (at least, it would not be heavier than my eeepc, but I could leave it connected at home and ssh to it from the ipad).
Long sort short: do you think that a cloud solution like trimslice pro+ipad+ssh could be better than an eeepc 1000h with slackware 14.0 ?
The idea sound fascinating to me, but I don't know if in reality it would still be nice..