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    Ipad issue.
    I just received an Ipad as a gift and it won't let me do anything until I connect it to Itunes.

    I do not have or want Itunes on my computer; is there a way around this?

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    Not until this Fall when iOS 5 is released.

    You want to do anything, you're going to need iTunes. That's how everything is synced with it.
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    so what can I do? just sell it? It's mostly unopened...

    Edit: can I install some other OS on it? I don't mind putting android on it or something.

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    I'd suggest you install iTunes and check it out first. You just may well be surprised that having iTunes on your machine is worth the trade-off to have an iPad. If not, then sell it.
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    no, I made sure not to install Itunes on this computer, It's a last resort.

    Could I quick install itunes to turn it on and then delete Itunes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuscommando View Post
    no, I made sure not to install Itunes on this computer, It's a last resort.

    Could I quick install itunes to turn it on and then delete Itunes?
    Just curious...what is your concern with iTunes?

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    I just don't like it. My last experience using it was less than satisfactory and somehow ended up turning all my image files on my computer into unusable quicktime files (which is a problem when you're a digital artist). It also runs way too much background noise in general. Along with its alleged DRM, I'd rather avoid it altogether.

    so there's my beef, hoping not to attract to much negativity, just wondering what to do since I don't really want to squander the gift you know?

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    Download iTunes or sell it.

    DRM has been gone from iTunes music for almost 3 years now.
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    yeah, that's what I read in the news. How much could I get for it? It's been opened, but the plastic hasn't been removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuscommando View Post
    I just don't like it. My last experience using it was less than satisfactory and somehow ended up turning all my image files on my computer into unusable quicktime files (which is a problem when you're a digital artist). It also runs way too much background noise in general. Along with its alleged DRM, I'd rather avoid it altogether.

    so there's my beef, hoping not to attract to much negativity, just wondering what to do since I don't really want to squander the gift you know?
    iTunes is pretty much the "de facto" program for interfacing with an iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. If you feel that strongly about iTunes...as already suggested...sell the iPad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuscommando View Post
    yeah, that's what I read in the news. How much could I get for it? It's been opened, but the plastic hasn't been removed.
    Kind of hard to estimate...since you haven't told us what model iPad you have!

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    Oh that's right, 16gb, model 1 I think. I could probably net $425-ish.

    Does the galaxy tab use itunes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuscommando View Post
    Oh that's right, 16gb, model 1 I think. I could probably net $425-ish.
    Still not enough info. If it's an iPad 1.0...there was a 16gig WiFi only version, and a 16gig WiFi + 3G version.

    Also realize that Apple stopped selling brand new iPad 1.0's a couple months ago...so be 100% sure this this is a BRAND NEW iPad 1.0...and not an iPad 2.0.

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    uhhhh..MC769LL/A Ipad Wi-Fi 16GB black.
    [...] Model A 1395

    that everything? thanks -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by circuscommando View Post
    uhhhh..MC769LL/A Ipad Wi-Fi 16GB black.
    [...] Model A 1395

    that everything? thanks -D
    That's an iPad 2.

    Good luck,

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