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    Considering an Ipad

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    Considering an Ipad
    Hey guys,

    I've done some research, but I still got a few questions for people who actually own an Ipad. I'm deciding between it or a netbook.

    It's very much a play device, and I intend to carry it with me everywhere as a personal tool. That is VERY appealing. I understand it does work as well, but how much work?

    I intend to use it for school (I mean everywhere ), but I have some programming classes. Is there programming apps for the Ipad? I will get a keyboard dock for typing.

    I will also get a USB adapter. With that, would it possible to transfer files inbetween the ipad and the school computers? There might be an instance where I have to transfer work to a windows or linux OS Would it be situation similiar just like with a Macbook for instance?


    I don't mind not having flash, there's apps for youtube and etc.

    Please, if there is any other issues that I could be overseeing?

    Much appreciated!

    Cheers,

    lespaulguy

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    Considering an Ipad

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    LesPaulGuy,

    I don't program so not sure about its capabilities for that. For classwork it will work fine. As far as I know, there is no usb adapter you can use to transfer files. I transfer files by saving them to my storage space online. Or emailing the files. You would run into problems anyway trying to transfer files from IOS to windows or linux depending on what they are since those other systems would not be able to read IOS and IOS would not be able to read them.
    You would be better off with a Macbook or MacBook Pro.

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    Considering an Ipad

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    YouTube - ‪Connecting USB Flash Drive to IPAD‬‏

    It's possible (according to this video), but there may be some "alternative" methods (jailbreaking ) that are required to do so.

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    Considering an Ipad
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    For all intents and purposes look at the iPad as a large iPod Touch/iPhone running iOS. So whatever limitations you have there, you'll have with the iPad.

    So as far as programming goes, you can write your code in some app, but not much beyond that. You'll need to copy that over to a Mac running the compilers to compile the code..

    The iPad is going to be great at note taking, emailing, general web browsing and gaming..
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    Considering an Ipad

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    Is it possible to access a mac desktop through the ipad? Then I could do all the programming/etc. I need there....

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    Considering an Ipad
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesPaulGuy View Post
    Is it possible to access a mac desktop through the ipad? Then I could do all the programming/etc. I need there....
    There are many apps that allow you to access your computer from an iPad. I use logmein ignition.
    shameless plug for my blog

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    Considering an Ipad

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    Alright then, I can program and other various tasks with my ipad via my desktop.

    Can't believe I didn't think of that before. Thanks all who contributed to my thread.

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