Meet the new Windows 7, Mac and Linux tablet: The iPad.

Magical. Revolutionary. Incredible. Insanely great.

Or so Apple’s marketing tells us.

However, no one can deny that the iPad is a powerful, transformational device. The iPad has seen the fastest adoption rate in electronics product history with 4.5 million units per quarter. Apple has succeeded in doing what no other company has done: creating a true third category of device to bridge the smartphone to the laptop. The iPad is geared towards content consumption but also has application in content creation. And in recent months, it’s capabilities have expanded even more.Consider for a moment having the power of an instant-on device based on the stable iOS, access to all of the apps in Apple’s App Store, access to all the software that runs on Linux and access to your files remotely and all of the great applications that run on Windows. Sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it? Or maybe revolutionary? Or magical?

Welcome to the world of remote access on the iOS platform.

Using remote access software, it is possible to get all the benefits of a full blown Windows, Linux or Mac system right on the iPad (Linux shown below via iLiveX and Windows 7 Professional shown below via RDP are shown below).

What does this mean? It means you can access all of your files and software while you’re on the go, sitting in a meeting or enjoying a day outside in the park. It’s the ultimate in portability, accessibility and convenience because you can carry an iOS device, a Mac, a Windows desktop and a Linux desktop all in the same device. All you need to do is setup the remote access (I may write a tutorial on how to do this but others are available online), leave the machine running at home or at your office and you’re off. 1, 2, 3. It’s that simple.

Example screenshots

Linux on the iPad

Linux on the iPad

Windows 7 on iPad

Windows 7 Professional on the iPad

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