iPad Dual boot Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jynto, Mar 5, 2012.

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    Jynto

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    This is purely a hypothetical question at the moment, but I'd like to know if it's possible. Could I install Windows 8 on a jailbroken iPad and dual boot it? If not, then how about installing/emulating iOS on a Windows 8 tablet? Having a device that runs both would be teh awsum!
     
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    As South Park once hummed: Dumb, dumb dumb.. dumb!
     
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    Oh come on, really? What if I asked the question on a Windows forum?
     
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    Do that then.
     
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    I for one think that would be awesome, though I doubt it's possible.
     
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    If it were possible, I'd try it...

    Not a big fan of Windows (any version), but this type of thing is geeky enough to interest me...
     
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    Closest I've seen is Win95 with that DOS program that got taken off the app store a couple years ago. You can always use something like splashtop streamer, over wifi it really feels like you are using Win7/8 on your ipad and dont even need to JB.
     
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    Windows 8

    Having installed and used win8 on my MBP running fusion ....let me tell you it is a very compelling OS. It is still pre-beta but, boy, it is a very interesting offering.

    the kids in Redmond are working in the right direction. But at the end of the day its about apps, and this is the real issue that Microsoft has to address.
    :cool:
     
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    I'll give a serious answer.

    It might be possible, but would require a bootrom exploit similar to limera1n so you could control what your booting into. Then it would require you ran the ARM version of windows8 which is separate from the version that has been released which is for the x86 cpu architecture, (such as intel core i5, or amd etc). I think this wont be something you get on a DVD, it will most likely be given to tablet manufactures to build into the device.

    Even if you were to get all that, then you need to create drivers to run everything, wifi, bluetooth, graphics, sound and touch screen etc.

    So whilst slightly possible, effectively it wont ever happen.
     
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    Not that I want it though it could be cool proof of concept.

    Once windows 8 tablets start coming out we may see people take the software installers that can be downloaded from Microsoft and find a way.

    Plus for drivers and such if a windows 8 tablet has the same type of wifi chip as an iPad it might see it.
     
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    I think you need another flavor of tablets if you want to do that.
    You are so...

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y3QoFnqZc
     
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    Now that's interesting. Not going to spend $25 on it but I will check it out in the app store. Now that I've read the reviews and app description, epic fail unless you are a Windows 8 user on your homoe or office PC and using this as remote desktop. $50 at full price? Bite me.
     
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    Point of clarification for those who have not read the description

    This is just a gesture enabled remote desktop, since there is little hardware available to test Win8's touch interface.

    B
     
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    Windows 8 is a fine OS (really...i think it's very good) for a dying paradigm that has arrived roughly 4 to 5 years too late to change the crash course that the Redmond Titanic has been on forever...

    It won't change the market, and it's not going to suddenly reverse the very evident trend away from traditional OS's that is currently in progress. To echo an earlier comment...it's not the OS that really matters anymore...it'll be all about the apps.

    By the way...just watch for upcoming developments from the likes of VMware and others...it's not just desktop OS's that are in death throngs right now.
     
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