iPad 2 to run MAC OS X Lion?

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  1. Marzooq macrumors newbie

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    What if the rumored iPad 2 running the apple A5 processor would run Mac Osx Lion instead of iOs that would be awesome :D
    What are your thoughts and state if its even possible to do this :)
    This came from no source i just thoughts its just a possibility
     
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    Maybe in the future we will see iOS running on a Mac. I cannot see it happening the other way around.
     
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    That would be comparable to a "Death Wish".
    I doubt it will happen.
     
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    Hmm. Why do you think it would be awesome?
     
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    Oh god...another person who cannot comprehend the difference in an OS optimized for a mouse/trackpad and desktop/laptop system, and iOS designed for your finger as pointer.

    OP-not happening with Lion. Perhaps when there is a merger of technologies in the future, but not with Lion.
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    iOS is OSX compiled and optimized for mobile devices with a UI/application layer to make it touchscreen and battery friendly, as well as more secure.

    If Apple took desktop OSX and modified it to work well on a tablet, you would get iOS.
     
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    I'm with all the other people saying that iOS is OSX optimized for tabs. I have tried using tablets with desktop OS's on them and it is just horrible. I do think iOS needs to improve and be a bit more open but that's just me.
     
  9. Marzooq, Jan 18, 2011
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    Well havent u ever heard of Windows 7 running on tablets and why not Mac os X on a new fast processor, you can always adjust or port software to another peice of hardware cant u , and why wouldnt you want that power of a mac os under your fingertips, i heard that the Lion os has the power of iOs on a mac yes the possibilities of it happening is next to never but it would be nice to have

    Why wouldnt it be , you would have full mac experience on a iPad :rolleyes:
     
  10. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Look at the screen on your mac. Look at the size of the min/max/close buttons on each window. Look at the size of your finger. Look at the size of all UI buttons on an iPad.
     
  11. Marzooq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes u would need to optimize it for the iPad but then u would get iOS but hey can always dream , the min/max/close buttons could be enlarged ><
     
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    iOS is OSX optimized for the iPhone and iPad. I think that over the next few years iOS will catch up with the capabilities of desktop OSX. It's technically capable of everything that desktop OSX is capable of. It has all of the power of OSX, it's just that Apple is slowly introducing those features to the touch screen environment as they develop the user interactions for them and as processing power catches up.
     
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    If you optimize it, isn't it no longer the "full mac experience"?
     
  14. Marzooq, Jan 18, 2011
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    I wish :p

    technically yes but COME ON wouldn't you love having Lion on the new iPad?
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No, because it would be non-functional in that environment

    This has been debated over and over
    OSX on the iPad is not feasible or desirable

    Try a MBA
     
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    Right.. and Win7 on tablets has been such an overwhelming success.. HP Slate running Windows - now that's been one successful and highly desirable product.. NOT.
     
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Sorry, but having recently used an iPad, I'd concur with Steve Jobs. A full blown OS on a tablet just doesn't work one bit. The HP Slate proved that.

    You've got more chance of waking up on the moon tomorrow morning than the iPad running the Lion.
     
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    doesnt anyone have remote desktop for their ipad. navigating around OSX with your finger blows. the experience sucks
     
  19. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I was just typing up a post to say the same thing
    I have used a remote desktop app, and unless you are doing the most basic functions it is tedious and unusable in my experience
     
  20. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    You still haven't answered why would having a full mac experience on the ipad be better?

    Maybe most people DON'T WANT the full mac experience on a tablet. MS has already proven that a full blown OS does not work/not desired. The iPad isn't the first tablet, but to date, its the ONLY successful one. If you want a full OS on a tablet, try a windows one.
     
  21. benwizkid macrumors member

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    ^
    I'd rather have windows phone OS then windows 7 on a tablet. I can only imagine how laggy that tablet would be.
     
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    Its probably because your average (ipad etc) user wouldn't know what RD is or what to do with it.
     
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    as much as i love my ipad and the ipads operating system id love to see a tablet with some flavor of linux on it. just cause im that kind of geek.
     
  24. Marzooq, Jan 18, 2011
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    Dudes Chill, i don't want to start a big fuss about nothing, i jut thought it would be nice to have it, everyone has his opinion and this is mine.
     
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