Windows 7 on an ipad? No you can't?
AND...... 3vi1 is jumping for joy :P
Windows 7 on an ipad? No you can't?
No you can in the same way these are. They are basically just acting as a remote desktop client with the server somewhere else. Same story came out a while back about Windows.
Hehe... You know me. :)
Actually, I'd much rather have a tablet that just runs Linux natively, like the Always Innovating Touchbook.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
"Yes, You Can",.....
But I don't want to.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
It's similar, but technically offers a little bit more functionality.
With X11, the window management still occurs on the local machine (the tip-off is that the titlebars and borders use the local theme). So, you could open individual Linux apps on the remote machine and have them displayed on your desktop right next to your native apps.
You can do this same thing between Linux machines today with no extra software (other than ssh, which everyone should have installed). Just 'ssh -x remotemachinenamehere' then start the graphical app from the command line (ex. 'kuser' or 'gedit'). The GUI will open on your local machine, but the app will actually be running on the remote machine. I use it all the time as a fast workaround to having to remember a bunch of CLI commands.
Windows doesn't have an X11 server natively, so you'd have to install extra software, but you *could* make it work. I've never used it, but Xming is free software that does this.
The reason StarNet gives you access to a Linux desktop and not a Windows desktop is pretty simple: Linux is free, so they can build as many back-end virtual machines as they want for their customers with no extra cost. I'm sure someone at MS would argue that Windows has lower TCO, but they'd be dead wrong in this situation. Since you don't want to use this to play games (a direct OnLive client would be better for the platform), Linux gives you everything that Windows would and much more.
You know a crap-load more about Linux than I do, I just use the graphical interface for everything. Command line? I don't think so!,.....LOL!
Linux is finally at the point where you can do just that and not screw around with commands anymore and that's what I was waiting for. I've started setting people up with Ubuntu on their old Winders PC's that cain't hardly run no kind of Winders anymore. The same computers with the dust blown out of them turn into wicked computing demi-gods with Linux on them. Linux needs hardly any resources to run fast, so it's a win for them if they're willing to learn a FREE OS.
Yeah. lubuntu on my netbook feels just as snappy as my desktop. At least doing web, email, and such that someone with old computer most likely does.
The major drawback is that one would have to own an iPad, something I have no intention of ever doing, the iPhone I owned was more than enough, thankfully I dropped it on the footpath and broke it, and my insurance paid out.
Using X11 over SSH is a really good idea, it's very fast, especially when the data is compressed. Like 3vil I use it on my LAN all the time to connect to and work on the various machines I have, it's considerably cheaper than buying separate keboard and Monitors for each, just run them headless and access them from your main machine.
However I'd rather have the OS I'm using on the machine I'm using, there are too many issues with Cloud services, not the least the reliability of the connection, So I'd rather have Dells new tablet or Always Innovating's Touchbook, until then I'll happily live with my Linux powered Netbook.
where can I find a hack that would anger ole' Steve?
I want to anger ole'Steve.
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