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Run Windows 8 on Your iPad With New App

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Maura
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    Electricpig writes about a new app from Splashtop, which supposedly will let you run the full Windows 8 for tablets on the newest iPad. The Win8 Metro Testbed is built for developers as a means of running Windows 8 on an iPad via a virtual desktop, for the purposes of testing the Windows 8 apps that they are developing to see how they run on a tablet, if they don’t have a Windows 8 tablet to hand. However, Electricpig points out that although the app is intended primarily for use by developers, there’s no reason why anyone else who isn’t a developer shouldn’t download it. The app costs £6.99 (see link below) from the App Store, and you’ll also need to download the free desktop streamer to your Windows 8 PC (only available as a free consumer preview at the moment). Set up the app and the streamer, and you’ll be ready to go!

    Click here to download: Win8 Metro Testbed - powered by Splashtop for iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Source: Run Windows 8 on the new iPad: Tablet hybrid heaven? | Electricpig
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    Its amazing thanks dude
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    Is this a virtual system that runs on top of iOS, or a remote desktop type app? Either way, that's pretty cool. Kind of like BootCamp for the iPad.
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    This is a Remote Desktop app. There are a number of them in the App Store.
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    Works brilliantly, just like Win 8 is running on the iPad. A bit laggy sometimes though.
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    Wow app for Ipad great
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    Thanks for the links
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    I was thinking, wasn't there already an app for this? Then I remembered you mentioned it before. It's become a lot cheaper though (with the current 80% off)
    We've been using it to do some win8 prototyping since you first mentioned it. Works well!
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    Can it run on a ipad2 and if so can u run it from windows 7 from ur laptop
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    I was excited at first thinking about some kind of a hacked iPad that could truly run Windows 8 lol.
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    This is interesting, Maura. What I don't understand is Do I have to have Win8 on my PC and then SSH to it? I did the Google bit but didn't find or didn't understand. Could you elaborate?

    Cheers, Dan
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    Well, I guess that was pretty plain. Doh!

    Cheers, Dan

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