more than I ever cared to know. Every time I hear the word cloud where it is related to computers
makes me think of people storing their data and perhaps using programs in "cloud storage". Of course "the cloud" is a fancy word for servers. Had to look up Pocket Cloud to see how it could be used without access to the internet. Put simply, it is a fancy vncviewer. Only the commercial
version will let you copy between devices, but you can use programs remotely - between your tablet and desktop
computer. In order to connect the devices you still need a network. And yes, the Alpha can be used to set up a local hotspot - not attached to the internet - through which the devices can communicate.
is not too dissimilar from Tore's setup. Still, for anybody on a small boat there is scant space to set up a laptop
simply to access programs that can be installed and used on a tablet. This thread is devoted to OpenCpn
running on an android tablet. There are linux
programs available for communicating with radios and zyGrib for downloading and viewing grib files. If a sailor were to install these programs they'd probably have all they need for a passage
. Leave the laptop and Alpha stowed, save the amps and leave the heavy lifting to the laptop when preparing on shore for your voyage.
The biggest task on my plate - and I hope to get some help from others finishing the task - is to determine how to connect with external devices, and maybe use a tablet's internal gps from linux.