PC program on ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jlapw, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jlapw

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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!
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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..!
     
  6. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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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  8. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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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  9. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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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