Doesn't open .exe

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by StarryN, Jan 18, 2011.

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    my friend's iPad doesn't open .exe file...
    anyone knows why, where's the problem?
    the file opens in Win and Mac OS normally, just the iPad is the problem...

    thnx
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    Ummm, iPad doesn't run .exe files?

    To get "programs" on the iPad, you've got to get them from the App Store - either directly or via iTunes. They are called apps...

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    Ok, I'll bite. What program on the Mac do the .exe files open in? That extension is for Window's executable files [programs] and shouldn't do a darn thing in OS X.
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    Dont feed the troll! :D
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    No matter what the question, short of obvious obnoxious argument starters, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt for at least the first post. Because, yes, some people really do know nothing about computers.
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    Glad that .exe doesn't work on iPad, this coming from a Windows user.
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    Scarey the thought of openning an exe on the iPad......
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    Well, yes. But that's cheating.
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    dear iPad users,

    didn't realize you were so agressive, i'll take my chance and reply... i still believe we live in a friendly world...

    i guess iPad once again showed as a computer wannabe, the real thing is user adaptable and not the other way around... your reactions i might connet directly to realizing that fact... ;)

    peace.
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    The iPad is not a "computer wannabe." The iPad fits the very definition of "computer."

    com·put·er

    [​IMG] /kəmˈpyu[​IMG]tər/ [​IMG] Show Spelled[kuh[​IMG]m-pyoo-ter] [​IMG] Show IPA
    –noun 1. Also called processor. an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Compare analog computer, digital computer.



    2. a person who computes; computist.




    Origin:

    1640–50; compute + -er1 ; cf. MF computeur

    —Related forms com·put·er·like, adjective
    non·com·put·er, adjective







    A more accurate term would be "non-desktop" or "non-laptop" but the iPad is a computer.

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