Can RDP be used just like Remote Desktop connection, also question regard dictation
I'm considering buying a Apple iPad to replace my Dell laptop and my Barnes & Noble nook color. I mostly use the laptop for connecting to my Dell desktop PC (running Windows 7) using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection. When I'm connected to the PC, I mostly just check e-mail using the eM Mail client and Mozilla Firefox to surf the web, i.e. browsing through Facebook and sometimes searching/buying from eBay, Amazon etc. I'm disabled with the use of only one hand and that's very limited so I very often use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to control many of the applications I'm using as well as for dictating. Can I do all these things with the iPad? I've read a little bit about RDP, can it be used to do the same things I was using remote desktop connection for? What are its strengths/weaknesses? Are there any better alternatives?
Also, I understand the iPad has dictation capabilities, can the user also control apps on the iPad using voice control? Regarding e-books, can I transfer the e-books purchased from Barnes & Noble which are stored on my nook over to the iPad to read them?
Thanks in advance for your answers and any other info you can provide!