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Run Windows 8 on Your iPad With New App

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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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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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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This is a Remote Desktop app. There are a number of them in the App Store.

I was excited at first thinking about some kind of a hacked iPad that could truly run Windows 8 lol.
 

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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!
http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2012/04/13/run-windows-8-on-the-new-ipad-tablet-hybrid-heaven/

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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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).

Well, I guess that was pretty plain. Doh!

Cheers, Dan
 

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