• iOS

    From The Millionaire to All on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 16:33:40
    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But unfortunately we don't. :-(

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to The Millionaire on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 16:46:51
    Re: iOS
    By: The Millionaire to All on Wed Apr 20 2022 04:33 pm

    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Yeah, that's the thing about mobile devices - They're more locked down compared to desktop computers. I think I've heard of people being able to install plain Linux on Android mobile devices, and I imagine someone may have figured out how to hack the iPad/iPod/iPhone to install something else. I don't think there are many other operating systems that would even work on an iPad though (aside perhaps from a Linux distro).

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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Nightfox on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 20:19:19
    Yeah, that's the thing about mobile devices - They're more locked down compared to desktop computers. I think I've heard of people being able
    to install plain Linux on Android mobile devices, and I imagine someone may have figured out how to hack the iPad/iPod/iPhone to install
    something else. I don't think there are many other operating systems
    that would even work on an iPad though (aside perhaps from a Linux distro).

    Actaually if you Jail break them you can install Linux. But if you want that its cheaper to just buy a Linux tablet. It will be faster. As for phones if you really want to get away from Apple and Google there 2 Linux phone manufacturers out there. They even offer a docking station so you can use it like a computer when you get to where your going.

    I know PinePhone was one https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/ and https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/ I know there are more. Soon None games will use these so they can have phone and computer in one.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to The Millionaire on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 21:21:00
    The Millionaire wrote to All <=-

    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But
    unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Good thing we *DO* have a choice as to whether we use an iPad or not!



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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Gamgee on Thursday, April 21, 2022 15:50:00
    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But
    unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Good thing we *DO* have a choice as to whether we use an iPad or not!

    The other equally good questions would be, what is it going to do for you
    that it doesn't do now, if you replace the OS.... and why did you buy it in
    the first place?

    Spec


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to claw on Thursday, April 21, 2022 06:23:00
    claw wrote to Nightfox <=-

    there 2 Linux phone manufacturers out there. They even offer a docking station so you can use it like a computer when you get to where your going.

    Samsung and Motorola both offered docking phones as a new paradigm for
    desktop computing. Samsungs was a dock with HDMI and USB, Motorola had
    similar dock, but also had a "webtop", a laptop shell with keyboard,
    trackpad, screen, battery and a dock for the phone. Dock it in and you have
    a "laptop" with cellular networking. I think it might have been ahead of its time.

    I like the idea of being able to use my phone as a computer; I have a 512 GB SD card in mine and treat it like an offsite backup of my media. And, with
    an "unlimited" plan, I don't need to worry about public wifi.


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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to Spectre on Thursday, April 21, 2022 07:54:00
    Spectre wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But
    unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Good thing we *DO* have a choice as to whether we use an iPad or not!

    The other equally good questions would be, what is it going to
    do for you that it doesn't do now, if you replace the OS.... and
    why did you buy it in the first place?

    Folks have been asking him these types of questions for a LONG time, but
    they never actually get answered.



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  • From claw@21:1/210 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, April 21, 2022 17:14:02
    Samsung and Motorola both offered docking phones as a new paradigm for desktop computing. Samsungs was a dock with HDMI and USB, Motorola had similar dock, but also had a "webtop", a laptop shell with keyboard, trackpad, screen, battery and a dock for the phone. Dock it in and you have a "laptop" with cellular networking. I think it might have been ahead of its time.

    I like the idea of being able to use my phone as a computer; I have a
    512 GB SD card in mine and treat it like an offsite backup of my media. And, with an "unlimited" plan, I don't need to worry about public wifi.

    Sounds like your the person it was designed for. I do have interest in it myself but wasn't that long ago I got my OnePlus8T so it will be a while before I need a new device and I really hope they have some power in them by then. Imagine you can have your BBS in your pocket.

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  • From Exodus@21:1/176 to The Millionaire on Thursday, April 21, 2022 19:14:57
    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Yeah, it's called buy an Android device. iOS is made for morons.

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  • From Dr. What@21:1/126 to Exodus on Saturday, April 23, 2022 00:00:12
    Exodus wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    I wish we had a choice what OS to use with the iPad. But unfortunately we don't. :-(

    Yeah, it's called buy an Android device. iOS is made for morons.

    I usually word it like "iOS is made for people who want to use technology but don't want to understand technology." But, ya...


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  • From Exodus@21:1/176 to Dr. What on Friday, April 22, 2022 16:22:10

    Yeah, it's called buy an Android device. iOS is made for morons.

    I usually word it like "iOS is made for people who want to use technology b don't want to understand technology." But, ya...

    I think my wording was better. ;)

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