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  1. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Oh definitely, I'm the same. I have about 1.5 terabytes of data right now. But on mobile devices such as the iPad, it's all about choosing what you're putting on there :P
  2. Guillaume

    Standard iPad apps vs. iPhone

    Yup, my point- they could remake the calculator app the same way they redid notes. I'm a mathematician/computer scientist- I could think of tons of ways to make a calculator fit 10" seamlessly :P
  3. Guillaume

    140,000 apps at your fingertips. From day one.

    vonage will very probably work :) As for me, I'm super excited about the Monkey Island Special Edition and Crayon Physics :)
  4. Guillaume

    Standard iPad apps vs. iPhone

    If someone had told you before the iPad "Imagine the notes app running in 1024*768", I think you'd have called it silly too :) If Apple does bring these apps to the final iPad, I'm sure they'll find a way to use the added screen estate efficiently (calculations history? graphing calculator? etc.)
  5. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    My point is, you can't compare that: and that (Plus, Street Fighter on the iPhone? That's the kind of game that needs physical button feedback, a touch screen just ruins the experience...that's personal preference though :) )
  6. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Exactly :) It's noteworthy that a couple GB is still significant for an OS that is between 5 and 10 GB in the first place. For those wondering, Snow Leopard managed to be slimmer than Leopard by compressing a lot of data from the OS (such as the standard applications - ie. Mail, Calendar...
  7. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    The games you're talking about are re-editions from 15+ year old platforms- not exactly the best that can be showcased :) I highly doubt we'll see many big games on April 3rd. Only a few developers have been granted access to actual hardware, and for games more than anything else, testing on...
  8. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    But a file that is 1 MB on a computer that uses (2^10) measurements will be 1 048 576 bytes on a computer that uses the (10^3) measurement. So in the end you can store the exact same amount of data, no matter which computer you use.
  9. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    True, but these are iPhone games- very few of which compare to the actual PC/gaming console games. I agree with you that a lot of them are great, but they're not enough to make the iPad a completely standalone gaming platform- yet. The iPad's bigger screen and higher processing power will...
  10. Guillaume

    Available storage space?

    Sorry, that's actually not how it works :) In computing, we use bytes as a measure of storage (one byte is 8 bits- a bit being symbolically either a 0 or 1). Because we use powers of two however, 1 kilobyte (KB)= 1024 bytes (2^10 bytes), 1 megabyte (MB) = 1024 kbytes, 1 gigabyte (GB) =...
  11. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    jwookie: You're kidding, right? Gaming on a netbook? Unless you play Starcraft and the LucasArts adventure games, I hardly see how that's possible. My netbook barely suffices when I program using the OpenGL library. On the other hand, lightweight graphics editing programs (ie. not photoshop)...
  12. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    The iPad and a netbook would allow you to do that. (for maximum flexibility you'll want a hardware keyboard for the ipad though). No, the only way for the iPad to have Photoshop is if Adobe brings it to the iPad, which is unlikely. The only graphics editing programs on the ipad right now are...
  13. Guillaume

    Need to compare IPad and Netbook

    If you need specific connectivity such as HDMI, and have the need to run graphics software such as photoshop or indesign or illustrator or anything else- then it's not even a choice for you, you'll have to go with the netbook. The iPad doesn't offer any of that.
  14. Guillaume

    Office applications for the iPad?

    Same here, I bought Monkey Island but I never really played it because of the screen size...I can't wait for the iPad to give it another go. Plus the 2nd one is coming this summer :)
  15. Guillaume

    iPad Controller for Games?

    A controller for the iPad would be cumbersome, and non-standard. Furthermore, by needing a controller, a game would impose an extra expense on its users- that would definitely impede on the game's sales. Who would want to buy a controller that's only required for a minority of games? So I...
  16. Guillaume

    Files and Folders

    Sorry, that was a typo. I corrected. What's also likely is that when you plug your iPad on your computer, you can manage your multimedia through iTunes per usual, but also that you can copy files to it as if it were an external drive.
  17. Guillaume

    Unlocked iPad - What's The Point?

    Well I actually read that you can just cut a standard sim to make it a micro sim. Do you think doing that to use any other carrier will work?
  18. Guillaume

    Former Facebook App Developer Praises iPad

    Oh, don't worry about that- I do not dare touch Farmville either :P But there's no doubt it'd be a huge success on the iPad.
  19. Guillaume

    Unlocked iPad - What's The Point?

    Mmh the deals are only offered through AT&T...are you 100% sure they're not locked?
  20. Guillaume

    App Migration

    This will be the apps that normally use the iPhone's camera or phone functionnality :) Otherwise yes, we should be able to transfer apps and data as usual.
  21. Guillaume

    Office applications for the iPad?

    Haha, I know I will- I'm a PhD student starting from next year, and will have to deal with giving classes to undergrad, etc. eventually- and the iPad feels like a great device for just plugging it in on the projector and giving the lecture without having to carry around a big laptop. And...
  22. Guillaume

    Unlocked iPad - What's The Point?

    What do you mean exactly by unlock? Do you mean jailbreak? Jailbreaking (on the iphone and ipod touch) allows the installation of apps that are not approved by Apple (as usually, apps need to be approved to make their way in the app store). In this way, apps on jailbroken iphones can make use...
  23. Guillaume

    Files and Folders

    Apple insists in the developer documentation that user should not be aware of files- because it is not the user's role to take care of saving data, storing it at a specific place, etc. However they do say that iPhone OS 3.2 allows the creation and handling of files. What's very likely to...
  24. Guillaume

    Greetings!

    Thanks guys! JohnnyApple, I don't know exactly yet- I feel like I'm going to experiment a little to wrap my head around the device. But I have a great feeling about games on this device- specifically games that are based on physical objects (like chess, scrabble and all these card/board games)...
  25. Guillaume

    Former Facebook App Developer Praises iPad

    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a Farmville application show up on the iPad :)
  26. Guillaume

    No Accelerometer, Right?

    Actually, the iPad has a "Lock Orientation" button. iPad 'Mute' button magically turns into 'screen rotation lock' | 9 to 5 Mac
  27. Guillaume

    What changes would you like to see..?

    If you have a wireless printer (or a mac connected to wireless and a printer), I think printing is enabled in iWork.
  28. Guillaume

    How long will it take?

    I think we'll see a jailbreak not too long after the iPad's release (maybe 2-3 months, give or take a couple of weeks). The new processors might make things a bit harder, but it won't be the main reason- as we're talking about removing "locks" in the OS, which is significantly easier (doesn't...
  29. Guillaume

    Full OSX on Apple iPad

    Look at your macbook/computer screen- try touching the icons, dragging windows, etc. with your hands. In about 45 seconds, your arms will start getting tired. This is because a) your using your arm muscles actively (you don't when just type on a keyboard or use a mouse) and your arms are above...
  30. Guillaume

    Ubuntu on iPad

    Hey ProjectiSlate, Do you have any expertise in mobile systems and Linux development? I don't think you'll ever even get close to porting Ubuntu on the iPad. For a list of reasons, see http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/141-linux.html#post3388
  31. Guillaume

    Greetings!

    Hi all! I'm a French software developer currently studying in the UK, and I'll start my PhD in computer science (more specifically Artificial Intelligence) in the US next year. I'm a big fan of the iPad's concept, and intend on getting one very close to the launch date. I'm sure I can...
  32. Guillaume

    Linux?

    Hi guys, Unfortunately, I'll have to disagree with the first post. Linux will probably never exist on the iPad. The reasons are multiple- one of the biggest problem is the processor. It is based off the ARM architecture, yes, but it is made by Apple, and no specs whatsoever are available. For...
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