Intro by a puzzled newcomer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Vin_Koe, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Vin_Koe

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    Good morning.

    I'm an old man but try to keep up with the younger generation. I did some Linux programming for my private use - Assembler, C, Qt, Java, Perl, TCL.

    Now my wife acquired an iPad mini whilst normally using an iMac. With the iMac i'm also fairly familiar. But the "mini" baffles me. First of all: How do I get a TERMINAL? And is there a bash preinstalled?

    I hope my future questions will be more intelligent after you put me on the right trail.

    Vin
     
  2. leelai

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Now you have me stumped with Terminal and Bash pre installed....... ;)

    You'll find lots of helpful info in the links below to have you well on your way! Enjoy!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial for our App
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
  3. AQ_OC

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    It's best you understand that iPads run iOS....an operating system designed strictly for Apple tablets & phones with touch screens. You will need to toss out all former notions of how an OS is supposed to work...the iPad is no PC or even a MAC. There is no command line processor (well, as designed) and the closest you can come to a terminal is to get an app like TeamViewer or Spashtop, which let you remote control other PCs using the iPad as a dumb terminal with a touch screen interface. It is best to just understand what an iPad is and what the OS is designed to let you do, and to do things its way. Otherwise, you will simply struggle. You can get a manual for iOS and iPad at the Apple website.
     
  4. Vin_Koe

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    Ok, 've got the message. Must get used to some new thinking. Thank you for putting me right.

    Vin
     
  5. SparkyScott21

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    Hello Vin and welcome to our forum!
     
  6. scifan57

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    Welcome to the iPad forums Vin_Koe, the largest and best iPad forum anywhere, with over 296,000 members worldwide. Many of our membership volunteer their time to help their fellow members with answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If a search of the forums doesn't provide the answer you need, don't hesitate to post your question in the appropriate forum. We also have this tutorial to help you get full use from the iPad forums app. http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html We ask that all members take the time to review the Forum rules before posting.
     
  7. smalltowngirl13

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Vin!
     

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