PC program on ipad?

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    I have a program on cd on PC and wondering if there is anyway for it to work on iPad.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Absolutely not. No PC program will run on the iPad - different microprocessor, different operating system, different architecture. The only programs that will run on a non-jailbroken iPad are in the Apple App Store. No other programs at all will run on the iPad - not even those that run on an Apple Macintosh computer.

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    So if only iPad Apps work, adding a USB slot to the iPad would only work for Apple programs, right? Is there a proprietary USB system for Macs or do regular USBs work? So if Apple ever adds a USB slot to a future iPad, would(could) it work between a Mac and an iPad?
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    Hello Jlapw - welcome to the forum - :)

    You might want to tell us 'what' this program is & does? Maybe there is a good iPad app option to serve your needs?
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    Negative is no way..!
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    Not sure I quite understand what you mean. Only apps that are in the Apple App Store will run on an iPad. If a future iPad had a USB slot then the operating system, iOS, would need to be updated to handle this. In fact, the iPad does 'sort of' have a limited USB capability that's used when you plug the sync cable into the PC. This will even support some USB keyboards.

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    I'm pretty sure Tim is about to recommend this as a workaround: if you are on a home network or have a strong internet connection, you can run your PC remotely using programs like Splashtop (recommended). That way you can run all of your Windows programs. :D
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    Great idea, Info. I should have mentioned that. Yes, if you really need access to PC programs then a remote desktop program - and Splashtop is the current favourite - is the way to go. There's a free, limited viewing time, version available in the App Store.

    Again, thanks!!

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    No PC program can run on an iPad but you can use a remote desktop app on the iPad to access a remote PC and have the PC screen 'mirrored' onto the iPad. You run the PC program on the remote PC but control it and see the results on the iPad.

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    There are a number of USB adapters for the iPad (including one from Apple) but it is limited in what it can do. You can use it to attach cameras and keyboards but I don't think you can use it to communicate with a Mac or PC or hard drive.
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    Couple of questions Guys about running a 'remote desktop' app on the iPad?

    Do the networks have to be the same one and if not is VPN supported?

    Just curious - I've connected to my office PC for years via Windows Remote Desktop using VPN through a Citrix client - has worked well - assume that w/ the iPad I could at least connect to my desktop PC in the other room on our Wi-Fi network - thanks. :)
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    http://support-remote.splashtop.com...splashtop-over-a-vpn-connection-on-the-iphone
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    Thanks for the information link above - bought the app and will plan to connect to my own DT computer - also downloaded a Citrix app for the iPad and attempted to connect to my office computer via the web through a VPN portal (easy on my VISTA laptop) - well, failed and was locked out, so need to call IT to release my account - probably an easy step or two that I've missed, but will try again - :)
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    Let us know how it goes, I hope it works out for you.
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    Tim - thanks for your quick response to my question!
    Giradman - thanks for the welcome! I use the program for my work. I have to input information and then it provides a results sheet that I print. There is unfortunately no app of this kind I am sure.

    I will try splashtop though now that I know it exists. :)

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