14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2013 10:36 AM by Kilgore-Trout Branched to a new discussion.
Jim Newhouser1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I'm thinking that a 1GHz cpu should handle OSX just fine. I hate this watered down iPod OS. I just want basic Finder operations and file system access.

Anyone?

dual 2.7 G5 (8G RAM); 2.6GHz MBP (4G RAM, 48G SSD 500G HD); 1GHz TiBook (1G RAM), Mac OS X (10.6.3), Water cooled G5's rule!
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You can't do it because the iPad does not have enough RAM to handle X. I'd suggest looking in the App store and find apps that will do what you want.
  • madmanuk2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    The ipad is designed to work with another computer and iTunes.

    Judging by this thread, and the other one you posted about backing it up, you have bought a device that does not work in the way you want to work.

    If it is not too late, you should probably return it and look into a netbook or something.

    The things you want to do - installing MacOS, backing up without iTunes, using it in target mode are not supported.

    It seems silly to hack a device to try and make it work in a different way than it was designed, when there are other, cheaper hardware options that may work more closely to the way you want.
  • Jim Newhouser1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Well, I bought this mainly as a remote control for my MBP. That will be 99% of what it does. The features I was asking for are simply the first things I usually do with a new computer. I'm OK with the workarounds for now - just asking questions. All the "net-tablets" and windows type devices that I've seen had such a poor touch surface that users were forced to jab at them with a pointed stick. Not acceptable.

    Not enough ram is a fine answer for now, thanks.
  • Mr.C UK Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
    That is the point. You're trying to use the iPad as a computer. The iPad was never meant to and never will replace a computer. You obviously seem to have a hard time accepting that fact.
  • dhaun Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
    Tamara wrote:
    You can't do it because the iPad does not have enough RAM to handle X.

    Not to mention that the iPad uses a different processor type than a Mac (ARM vs. Intel x86 architecture). That's a bigger problem than the RAM ...
  • Jim Newhouser1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Nope, read that again. I bought a remote control. Apple is treating this like a small computer - I had to install an app on it. I think my initial questions were fair. Step one: backups. Anyway, it's working. I can remote in and control the MBP. Honestly I thought their target audience was someone who couldn't afford a real computer but needed to get on-line.
    Now if it could run OSX, that would be a cool bonus and open up further possibilities. The current OS isn't very Mac like. But it's OK. This does what I bought it for.
  • Mark Shykula Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    It is a small computer and so is my iphone. They both run a smaller OS called iOS that was designed for the scaled down hardware. Running a remote desktop application does not have the same requirements as actually running the OS you are viewing. Apple never stated nor gave the impression that it would ever run full OS X nor IMO was it ever designed to. I understand your want to run an OS with more 'features' on it, however, apple has provided that as a laptop system.

    Backups? It does backup when sync'd with your iTunes - as it was designed to do.

    Not to disregard your wish, but perhaps you might want to do more research prior to purchasing products to avoid disappointment. Again IMO, the ipad does everything Apple stated it would do and works as advertised. As suggested, if you are unhappy with how it functions, you are free to return the product within 14 days with no issues from Apple.

    The target audience from the presentations from Apple was to provide a unique device that fits somewhere between a full computer and a netbook/smart phone device. It was presented as a consumption, entertainment and light productivity device, but I don't think it was ever sold as a 'cheap PC'. As you have stated it is a more affordable device that allows you to get online, which it does.

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  • Jim Newhouser1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Why does everyone think I bought the wrong product? Does someone else make a handheld remote control for a laptop that has a large touch display? (Window's products that require being jabbed at with a pointed stick are automatically disqualified). I did research this. The iPad was the only thing I found.

    Like I said, this is working well and the workarounds required for the watered down OS worked fine. Life is good.
  • Mr.C UK Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
    Because everything you have said indicates your misconceptions and therefore you have obviously bought a product that does not meet your expectations. At the same time the iPad works just as Apple advertise and market it. It is not meant to be a fully fledged computer and Apple has never in any way implied it is. It is not meant as a laptop/desktop computer or as a cheap alternative to one for those who cannot afford a computer.

    It is an intermediary device designed mainly for multi media consumption at the same time offering some basic computer related features such as email, web browsing as well as basic productivity. You are trying to attempt things and to use it in ways it was not designed to. The sooner you realise this the sooner we can move on.

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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Jim Newhouser1 wrote:
    Like I said, this is working well and the workarounds required for the watered down OS worked fine. Life is good.


    It's not a watered down version of OS X. It's a completely separate OS from OS X and was developed from the ground up to run on mobile devices.
  • saba01 Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)
    Mr.C UK wrote:
    Because everything you have said indicates your misconceptions and therefore you have obviously bought a product that does not meet your expectations. At the same time the iPad works just as Apple advertise and market it. It is not meant to be a fully fledged computer and Apple has never in any way implied it is. It is not meant as a laptop/desktop computer or as a cheap alternative to one for those who cannot afford a computer.

    It is an intermediary device designed mainly for multi media consumption at the same time offering some basic computer related features such as email, web browsing as well as basic productivity. You are trying to attempt things and to use it in ways it was not designed to. The sooner you realise this the sooner we can move on.


    Didn't he say that he bought the device he wanted, so why do you attack him?? Leave him alone his question seems to be answered.
  • juam123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    but, if install an order version of the os that should fix the ram p[roblem but now we have the touch problem. how to make it work??????

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (49,215 points)

    Tamara hasn't been around in over 2 years.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,690 points)

    juam123 wrote:

     

    but, if install an order version of the os that should fix the ram p[roblem but now we have the touch problem. how to make it work??????

    Since OS X isn't at all disigned to work with a touch screen, probably safe to assume you can't.