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[iPad + PC = Cloud computing] Or how to manufacture a need for an iPad
I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but in order to do so, I need to manufacture a need. The only preventing this from coalescating is the fact that I do on occasion require additional processing power for some light programming (like MATLAB, which is a lot less light than the actual programming, strictly speaking). I believe I have a theoretical solution for this however; I use some kind of virtual desktop or something to hook the thing up to my desktop computer (which is running Windows 7 Home Premium), via the internet while I'm not anywhere near home, and have the desktop supply the computing power.
How would I go about doing this? I have access to an iPad so I can basically test the whole process before setting it up live, but I'm not even sure where to start. Somewhere along the way I guess I'll need to tell my router and firewalls to play nice with, well, I don't really know what I want them to play nice with. Anyone have any experience or suggestions to share?