Actiavating an iPad

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    Yep! Or you could have a bootable USB stick instead of a VMware...

    VicoPad addict!
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    Even better , I'm going to do that as soon as the untethered 4.3.1 is out so I can update. At this time I'm still on 4.2.1 and can use it on ubuntu 10.10
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    Thanks for the info! Sweet to realize that I'm not alone here with using Ubuntu. When I won the iPad I also won a year's free tech support from Dummies.com. I had trouble changing their password. So I called them and was told to go to IE, download some program. Told them that I use Ubuntu and didn't have any Windows on my computer at all. Was told that at this time they do not support any Linux but are working on doing so. Said that I can email/call for help on various subjects other than Linux issues at the moment. Wonder if they would send me some free Dummies books.;)
    So, 11.04 will be supportive of apps for iPad? Will we just be able to plug in and get apps from there? How about Lucid? Is there a quick and easy way to do so here?
    What kind of apps are you able to swap over? Would we be able to swap over any OOo or Libre Office such as writer or calac etc? I know a lot of probably dumb ones to ask but I'm new at this and don't know what we can get and what we can't.
    Was out window shopping at an office store that deals with computers etc. Was looking for something that we can use with the iPad. Didn't see anything though. Too bad we can't hook up a web camera to it too. But then again, this isn't a computer is it? Oh well, I'll just keep looking around here in the forum for great suggestions that you guys and gals are coming up with all the time.
    Thanks for the help and support.

    GB
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    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop... Still a bit buggy, but could not wait ;)

    I tried to sync music but still no luck at the moment. But for Documents folders, it does work. So if you install any app that have support for USB transfer, it will show in the mount point. There, you can drag and drop any file supported by the apps like any USB stick. Works like a charm!

    VicoPad addict!
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    Damn...I don't really care about my apps ... Those I can get any time from the app store.The music sync'ing interests me.
    Anyway, thanks for the update.At least now I know I have to wait until the final 11.04 release at the end of the month.There wil be a third beta update on ubuntu 11.04 on the 14th this month :))) maybe it will be fixed then
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    Hi. Don't know if any of you have checked this out or not. http://openubuntu.com/index.php It's a real relaxed forum where people using Ubuntu can get help and also just to relax and unwind. Fun, helpful bunch. No topic/subject taboo that I know of. At least we haven't pushed the limit on any yet. :D
    If you haven't checked into this give it a whirl and see what you think. But keep an open mind, the language can get rough in there at times but mostly in joking. If language don't offend then check into it. As I mentioned, helpful and relaxing at the same time. Just like sitting down with your feet propped up, beer in hand and b.s.ing with your friends and family.

    What do you mean by the "untethered 4.3.1"? I know that the 4.3.1 will be the newer version but what do you mean by the untethered part?
    I wonder if Lucid will be updated to be able to work with the iPad like 11.4 is starting to be. Do you use Cydia on yours or the app store?

    Learning a lot here all the time just like I'm always learning with Ubuntu.


    GB
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    Untethered is the new jailbreak for 4.3.1 that was released yesturday.It means that you can reboot the phone/iPad without having to install the jailbreak again.
    Why would you even consider remaining on lucid after 11.04 will be out at the end of the month?
    I'm going to check out that forum.I wont mind the language, trust me.

    Sent from my Blackberry ... nah ... just kidding !
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    I like the stability I've gotten so far with Lucid. Except for when it was updated and my scanner went out of wack it's played nice. Also had some fun with Compiz. Was trying something out with it and had to boot back in safe and remove Compiz so I could get back to normal. I was messing with transparencies and let go of the mouse. You can imagine what went through my mind and the cussing I did when I couldn't see anything no matter how many items I opened up on the desktop. All I could see was the desktop. I had to go and get rid of it again and start over. After that I found out about the on and off switch for Compiz. Other than things like that by learning it's been a good version for me. Can't complain.

    Maybe I'll install VB and experiment with other versions as they come out and also other distros. Heard about Pinguy but after downloaded to desktop(took a long time to do this) discovered I'd need a DVD to put it on that it wouldn't fit on a CD. Some say that it's a nice distro for newbies to try out. That it's easier than most and from what I can see and hear about very similar to Windows so that the Windows users feel more comfortable with it. Would have to try it out to make sure before recommending to family and friends.
    Oh, when I was at the Apple Store they asked why I didn't activate at home. When I explained I didn't have Windows they asked what I used. Told them Ubuntu. Had to explain what Ubuntu is to them. Then they asked why I didn't use Apple. Told them that I had a HP and that I wanted something to use on it besides Windows to be safer etc. The individual was telling me that he uses the Apple at home and that he don't worry about virus because of the Unix. Told him that I too don't worry about Virus, spam etc. Didn't bother to tell him that I didn't need to spend an outrageous amount of money of the Apple when I can get a great OS for free. Let them figure that out for themselves right?
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    He'll yeah!! Linux is free and if I need a unix OS I can always use solaris or freebsd.I've used apple's software and it's extremely user friendly.And when I say user friendly I mean fool proof. I also like fedora.
    I've been a gnome user since I can remember , feels more Linux.kde has more of w bling bling to it but I've seen and heard about the new kde that's coming out with the 11.04 and I'm seriously thinking about switching to kubuntu...what do you think?
    Have you ever tried xubuntu?
    I also like centos and of course last but not least my favorite debian.

    Sent from my Blackberry ... nah ... just kidding !
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    I've tried KDE format with the Knoppix before. I didn't like it. Plus I didn't like the bit of being a Live CD use only. They recommended that you don't install on the hd. So when the IT person recommended Ubuntu and burned a Live CD for me I tried it out and really like the gnome. Thought about trying out the KDE of the others but when checking out the screen shots I got turned off again. For some reason I took to gnome like a duck to water. So used to it that when I use the Windows at work I really hate doing so. Don't like the layout at all. So far I'll stick to gnome. Haven't tried the others. I go to distro watch all the time and see what's new and improved out there and check out their sites. Some look interesting.Had burned a Live CD of GNU but damn thing refused to see my Internet when using the CD. So, decided not to play with it any longer after not finding my Internet. Still watching and reading on others all the time just to see if there's something to catch my interest. :D
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    It didn't see your Internet because you needed to install a driver .I also hate KDE but have you taken a look at the new one?It looks just great ?It's gorgeous .

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    Wonder why I'd have to install a driver just to test the Internet when using the Live CD of GNU. Nothing was mentioned except not finding the Internet. Didn't have any problems with Mint CD when trying that one out. Wonder what kind of driver would have been missing. Maybe if I had installed instead of just using Live CD it might have downloaded? Didn't want to install until I tried everything and if Internet wasn't working I wasn't going to install right off the get go.
    Everything else seemed to work except the Internet if I remember right. Got rid of the CD when I couldn't connect. Decided that it wasn't worth the hassle to figure out what was wrong with the CD at the time.

    I'll have to check out the new KDE and see what's going on. Good screen shots?
    Have you checked out the Open Ubuntu site yet?
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    Yea I have , it's really nice.
    The cd wasn't the problem.Your wireless driver wasn't included in the live version but as soon as you ran an update it would have shown up at the "restricted drivers" area for you to install.If not you could just do a search on google.I used to have the same problem with older ubuntu distros but as of ubuntu 10.04 they're kinda thinking about everything and I never seen a laptop with a problem on the live cd.
    You should keep in mind that Linux distros are not allowed to create drivers . Nvidia and ati are createing the video drivers for every os out there.This is one of the reasons some of them suck so bad on ubuntu.
    In my opinion , windows is a game platform , Mac is a music / video editing tool and Linux is a true OS.Unix would be a even truer :))

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    Ah, would have had to installed the GNU and run an update? But, that wouldn't have worked since it couldn't see the Internet right?
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    Well , if wireless was the one that didn't work then you could have used LAN to update .

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    Only laptop I have is the company one and I can't install Linux on it. It was my desktop that GNU didn't see the Internet connection on when using the Live CD.

    Well, going to read some of the links I've come across and see if anything can be downloaded to my iPad or not. Wish luck. Might also head over to the Open Ubuntu forum and unwind a bit also. :D
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    Got Skype on the iPad. One thing I do miss is the smilies like what we have with the regular pc. Just don't see them there unless I'm not just seeing them somehow. When I connected the iPad to my pc I didn't notice where it showed connected. Thought that Lucid would notice right out of the box. I have that libremobledevice0 installed already. So, I thought that it would notice and be able to tell me that it was mounted. But somehow I didn't see it.
    Got my free dummies book on the iPad the other day. Can't knock that either. Was on the pc doing some research and doing Skype with a friend on the iPad at the same time. Nice. Now just need to figure out how to get the other things working between the pc and iPad. And also the apps.
    What happens when you jail break? Pain in the buns to do so? Remember now, I'm not a technical guru, event though I've been using Ubuntu since 08 I'm constantly learning things on it. But I got brave enough to ditch Windows completely and have no regrets. So, willing to learn and always learning. Just need to find things that makes sense to me and is simple to read. :D
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    But, what I was wondering is if the version of libimobiledevice makes a difference or not. I have libimobiledevice0 on my system and the site mentions libimobiledevice1. So, I didn't know if that came into play or not. I'll still keep checking the various sites out there.

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