Dual boot

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  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    Hypothetically of course,but if you could dual boot your iPad and have a partition for windows or osx,would you?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nope
    Neither are written to support the touch screen interface
     
  3. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    What purpose would that serve? As mentioned, those OSs aren't adapted to the touch interface, and the processor and ram is underpowered to do anything useful.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Or, a lot more importantly, the ARM CPU in the iPad. They simply would not run at all.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That is quite true, but I think his point was if it could... would you

    Trying to turn an iPad into a netbook is an exercise in futility
    If you want a netbook, buy one
     
  6. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    The OP said hypothetically, as in pretend that your iPad can dual boot. Would you?
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Lord no.
     
  8. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I would definitely not dual boot into a desktop OS, but I might think about booting into Windows Mobile or Android if there was a compelling application and the OSs were written for the hardware.
     
  9. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Your "hypothetical" is in the "who's stronger, Superman or Mighty Mouse?" range.
     
  10. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Hypothetically speaking, I still wouldn't do it either. I've never found a use for anything other than OS X on my Mac, so why would I need to use anything else other than iOS on the iPad? So yeah haha
     
  11. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

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    Well:
    1. Windows (no!)
    2. MacOSX (not really...)
    3. Android (maybe?)

    As much as Android is compared to the iOS, it has its own strengths and weaknesses. Weakness primarily being the App store and purchasing selection. But as a developer, its an open system.

    Any OS not designed specifically with touch in mind doesn't belong on an iPad.
     
  12. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm quite keen to try a little bit of jollicloud at the moment. Looks quite fun.
     
  13. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    I'd give Android a shot if I could dual boot.
     
  14. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe I would want to either. The only reason i put windows on my mac was to play a few pc games that hadn't crossed over to the mac yet. I've only used android for a few minutes on a friends phone and didn't like the UI that much really. The iPad was made to be simple, why try and clutter it up?
     
  15. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    256MB Ram isn't enough, but I'm sure you knew that before posting the thread. Well I guess I could load DOS on the iPad but that will be stupid.
     

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