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Do iPads run same OS as MAC ?

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Do iPads run same OS as MAC ?

I am sometimes called to support someone using a MAC. If necessary, I will do screensharing, but it would be extremely useful if I was actually intimately familiar with the OS the way I am with Windows. I want to switch out my laptop - as my personal use device - and torn between an iPad mini or Ockel. This would be a "pro" for ipad if the OS is same as MAC.
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No.

And to answer the question in your other thread, it won't run other operating systems either.
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Thank you.
and w/r to other question, it's about using the iPad as a monitor. I know you can not install Windows or other OS on it. There's an app OSLinx that allows iPad too be used as a monitor for a WIndows PC.
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Not sure why you would want to use an iPad as a second monitor especially if you're just providing support.

You need to study some hardware. Windows and Macs run on Intel, most tablets and cell phones run on ARM. Two completely different architectures

I have replaced my notebook when the New iPad was released back in 2012. Generally, iPads and tablets can replace Windows if you're doing simple tasks. I use my iPad to remote into my Windows PC all the time and I have access to a full version of Windows on my iPad
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Windows can run on ARM.
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JoDanrfd wrote: Thank you.
and w/r to other question, it's about using the iPad as a monitor. I know you can not install Windows or other OS on it. There's an app OSLinx that allows iPad too be used as a monitor for a WIndows PC.
I am starting to think you are really bad at google-ing. So I figure I'll show you this:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=use+ipad+as+monitor.
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Gee wrote: Not sure why you would want to use an iPad as a second monitor especially if you're just providing support.
For travel for the kangaroo. not as a second monitor. Aiming for really portable alternative to laptop. Biz stuff all on kangaroo separate from personal. Don't need windows specifically for personal use device. IPad could serve both purposes, and it would have been a plus if the os was like that of mac.
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Technically iOS is based on (is a fork of?) the same kernel as MacOS, however none of what is exposed to you as a user is the same.
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Great helpful answer. Thank you :)
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Gee wrote: I use my iPad to remote into my Windows PC all the time and I have access to a full version of Windows on my iPad
Using what? Teamviewer or something better?
Does iPad could handle VM with windows?
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JoDanrfd wrote: Thank you.
and w/r to other question, it's about using the iPad as a monitor. I know you can not install Windows or other OS on it. There's an app OSLinx that allows iPad too be used as a monitor for a WIndows PC.
Yes, I use Duet Display - it works very well. Supports Mac OS and Windows: https://www.duetdisplay.com/

Underneath it all is Darwin, which is a Unlx BSD operating system. On top of that sits OSX, iOS, TVOS, etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)
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vnkvnk wrote: Using what? Teamviewer or something better?
Does iPad could handle VM with windows?
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Jump Desktop and it works way better than TeamViewer.

If the Virtual Machine is running in Windows, you can Remote into the host or the Virtual Machine. Assuming you have Windows Pro running or VNC

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