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Giovanni Montano
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Hi, I put it here as looks as a newbe question
I think it is a false belief you need a laptop to develop software on the go, especially for newcomers that manage less code rows.

I want to develop with Eclipse from tablets via browser. Since 3 months I cannot find a solution.

It is possible that i cannot find a free linux distro that offer me the possibility to install eclipse from a graphic environment, and that i can control with the tablet screen and a usb keyboard.
I mean sw as dropbox offer 2 G storage, why there are not distro I can launch on line as kind of portable distro?
 
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Giovanni Montano wrote:I want to develop with Eclipse from tablets via browser. Since 3 months I cannot find a solution.

You've used quite a lot of jargon in your question that many people (me included) are not familiar with.

AFAIK, there are several Eclipse plug-ins for both Java CE and Android, but not sure if they meet your "tablet" needs.

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I want to develop with Eclipse from tablets via browser.

I don't understand the "via browser" part. Other than that, you're looking for a Linux distro for your tablet that can run Eclipse?
 
Giovanni Montano
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
I want to develop with Eclipse from tablets via browser.

I don't understand the "via browser" part. Other than that, you're looking for a Linux distro for your tablet that can run Eclipse?


Dear all thank you for the consideration, my goal is to use my (non android) tablet to use Eclipse.
Not to install a linux distro on the tablet, but to use a virtual linux installation, where i can access and install anysoftware i like, wherever i have a wifi connection.

Should be easy to connect by mean of a browser to a cloud linux ( i mean a perfect functional linux distro on the cloud). A concept similar to logmein, the leading remotely control software, but not on my physical pc on my home, because is old and cannot be waked up remotely. So i need to connect with my browser to a linux distro

it is possible that there is any company that use the server storage to give to the users a functional linux machine, where users can connect with internet and run software etc? there is an interesting project called koding.com, they give you a linux machine that works really well, except the graphic functionalities( the x11 libraries)


really hope it is clear

(there is an eclipse project called orion, but does not work with Java)
 
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Amazon has Amazon AWS Workspaces which lets you run Windows systems in the cloud for $35+ a month. They also have Amazon AWS EC2 instances which can be Linux machines. They are headless (no UI) but can have XWindows added to them (not an easy or streight forward procedure, but if you search you will be able to find a how-to on it). And if you really don't care about the OS, the EC2 Windows Server instances do have a desktop already. The EC2 instances are nice, because you only pay for the time they are running, not a monthly fee, so they end up being cheaper than a workspace for this sort of thing (you also get a year or so for free as long as you don't use many resources). On the down side they tend to be low power machines, so I am not sure how well they run for this type of use.

To connect you would need an SSH client on your tablet.

Google has similar features to AWS EC2, but not Workspaces, as does Microsoft Azure, but I don't have experience with them.

There is also CloudAtCost.com which I know nothing about except they were recently brought to my attention as a low cost system.
 
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Steve Luke wrote:Amazon has Amazon AWS Workspaces which lets you run Windows systems in the cloud for $35+ a month. They also have Amazon AWS EC2 instances which can be Linux machines. They are headless (no UI) but can have XWindows added to them (not an easy or streight forward procedure, but if you search you will be able to find a how-to on it). And if you really don't care about the OS, the EC2 Windows Server instances do have a desktop already. The EC2 instances are nice, because you only pay for the time they are running, not a monthly fee, so they end up being cheaper than a workspace for this sort of thing (you also get a year or so for free as long as you don't use many resources). On the down side they tend to be low power machines, so I am not sure how well they run for this type of use.

To connect you would need an SSH client on your tablet.

Google has similar features to AWS EC2, but not Workspaces, as does Microsoft Azure, but I don't have experience with them.

There is also CloudAtCost.com which I know nothing about except they were recently brought to my attention as a low cost system.

Thank you very much for the exhaustive explanation, I think in a six month time period there will be some free possibility, really good point, the slow processor i did not think about it
thanks
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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