How do I delete photographs from an iPad?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Eric Stevens

    PeterN Guest

    Therefore we can run Photoshop CS6 on an iPad?
    How about Lightroom?
    Corel PSP>

    Which ones, Mac version, can we run on the iPad.
    PeterN, Nov 7, 2012
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  2. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    With entirely differnt processors they can't run a common core. They
    may have a common source code but neithe the Intel chips nor thee
    Apple 'A' series havee the ability to directly run an uncompiled
    source code.
    They might share some of the descriptive text strings but that's all.
    THee two varieties of processors don't speak the samee language.
    As I've said a few times now (which you keep missing) is that even if
    you ignore the user interface the rest _has_ to be entirely different
    and therefore cannot be the same.
    Are you saying that OS X is uncompiled?
    By the sound of it I've probably done more programming at the machine
    code level than you have.
    Do you remember I asked you if you had heard of 'conditional instals'?
    This is why. The first thing the OS X installer would have to do is
    determine the type of processor and then install the correct chunks of
    code. Of course the factory wouldn't have to do that more than once.
    All they would do is is keep copying the correct version into each new
    Why do you keep avoiding the difference between source code and
    run-time code?
    I'm trying to find out whether or not you know what you are talking
    It's at the core of our disagreement.
    Thank you! That's the point I have been making all along.
    But it destroys your claim that the same operating system is installed
    on all machines.
    The computers can tell the difference. If you don't believe me you
    should try install Power PC code on an Intel system.
    See above.
    Sure have. Why does it need to be portable and how do you think they
    do it?
    Eric Stevens, Nov 7, 2012
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  3. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    haven't been paying attention, have you? no surprise there.

    i never said ipads and iphones ran *mac* os x and i've repeatedly
    explained how it all fits together.

    i said the ipad and other ios devices run os x, which they do.

    here's steve jobs saying exactly what i said (at about the 4 min mark,
    about 10 seconds from the start point), when the iphone was announced:
    Guest, Nov 10, 2012
  4. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    nobody said they could run uncompiled source code.

    they do have common source code, and it's called os x.

    the parts that are different make it either mac os x or ios.
    which means it's the same.
    are you saying that compiling something for a different processor makes
    it an entirely different operating system?

    if so, then what did powerpc macs run? current intel macs run mac os x,
    so powerpc macs would had to have been something else if it's 'entirely

    you are fixated on the binary being different which is irrelevant.
    nobody disputes that a different processor needs a different binary. os
    x is processor agnostic, as are other operating systems, notably linux.
    what apple engineers work on certainly is.

    obviously, what is released to the public is not, although some parts
    are open source so you can get the uncompiled source if you want it and
    even modify it.
    unlikely, but even if you did, your experience with programming macs
    and particularly ios devices is very clearly zero, exactly as i said,
    and you've just confirmed it.
    except it doesn't work that way. you are once again, wrong.

    as i said, the leopard dvd, out of the box, boots *both* powerpc and
    intel macs. this is *before* any installer runs. one single dvd, two
    totally different platforms. it's a universal binary. just pop it into
    the dvd drive and boot.

    when you run the leopard installer, it installs a universal system that
    works on both platforms. there is no conditional install, which is why
    a leopard install on a hard drive will boot *both* powerpc and intel
    macs, just as it does from the dvd.

    similarly, most mac apps are also universal binaries. the same app runs
    on either platform. most mac apps do not have installers, the app is
    simply dragged to wherever the user wants to put them. some apps do
    have installers, generally ones with many components in various places
    such as photoshop, and what they install also runs on both platforms.
    i'm not avoiding the difference at all. you're fixated on it, for some
    i do.
    i can see that.
    then what are you yapping about it being different? you agree it's the
    you just said it was the same!
    that works just fine. apple went out of their way to make it so that
    powerpc apps would run on intel macs.
    Guest, Nov 10, 2012
  5. Eric Stevens

    PeterN Guest

    I've been paying lots of attention, and cringing at your misstatements.
    If the OS is the same, the software should run on both platforms.
    Again, you are shifting positions.
    PeterN, Nov 10, 2012
  6. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    if you were actually paying attention, which obviously you haven't,
    then you'd realize that isn't what i said at all.
    not at all. i've been completely consistent the entire time.

    you and certain others don't understand the internals of os x and the
    differences between os x, mac os x and ios, which is perfectly fine.
    not everyone does. most people just want to use the devices and don't
    really care what goes on inside.

    what's *not* fine is saying things that are factually incorrect or
    worse, fabricating things.

    but since you are convinced i'm wrong, perhaps you can explain why
    steve jobs himself said *exactly* what i'm saying.

    or maybe you can't, because what i said is exactly true.

    did you even watch the video clip?
    Guest, Nov 10, 2012
  7. Eric Stevens

    PeterN Guest

    the fact is your statement is almost meaningless. Most of us have
    mothers. Why bother commenting on that.
    Please tell us exactly what you are saying, and what's your point?--

    PeterN, Nov 10, 2012
  8. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    It is quite clear that there is no such thing as 'the' OS X operating
    system, there are lots of them. Saying that the operating system on my
    iPad is about as useful as me defining the car I drive as a 'Ford' (or
    a Honda in actual fact).

    To claim that OS X is a particular operating system is foolish. To
    keep on insisting that it is a particular operating system is stupid.
    OS X is a family of related operating systems. The name is generic.
    Eric Stevens, Nov 10, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Nov 10, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    An advertising 'puff'.
    Eric Stevens, Nov 10, 2012
  11. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Now you say they share a common source code. Not long ago you claimed
    they shared a common core.
    .... but Mac OS X is not the same as iOS. Not even parts of it are the

    Think - different processors need different code to carry out the same
    task. Processors constructed as differently as the Intel and the ARM
    won't even undertake the same task in identical fashions, they won't
    even have identical task capabilities. To claim the operating systems
    are the same is stupid. They might be generically similar but that's
    the best you can say.

    Copiously different means its the same? What are you smoking?
    Ask the processors.
    Quite right. Calling two software packages by the same generic name
    does not make them interchangeable.
    .... and from there on its a complete mystery to you.
    If the software is truly as interchangeable as you claim how is it
    that Mac OS X Leopard, version 10.5, is the last version to support
    bother Power PCs and Intel processors. Later versions supported only
    Intel. Was this because Apple stopped providing something in the code
    or because at this point they decided to poison the Power PC
    processors if they tried to run it?

    If what you claim is correct Apple should have been able to go on
    supporting both processors in later versions of Leopard. But they
    didn't. What happened.
    Because its the run-time code which causes a computer to operate.
    What on earth have you been drinking?
    You really believe that! You are nuts.

    Right from the beginning I have been saying the run time code is
    processor dependent and will be different for different machines.
    Until after Mac OS X Leopard, version 10.5, when the interoperability
    suddenly stopped. Maybe Apple stopped going out of their way?
    Eric Stevens, Nov 10, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    it's not a puff. it's exactly as he said it was.
    Guest, Nov 12, 2012
  13. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    in other words, you admit mac os x and ios are both os x, just as i
    said several days ago. crazy.
    Guest, Nov 12, 2012
  14. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    it's not at all. further proof you don't understand it.

    steve jobs spent several minutes in the keynote explaining how an
    iphone runs os x. it's not meaningless. it's what it is.
    not relevant.
    i have, several times.

    if you've been paying half as much attention as you claim you are, you
    would already know.

    how about you please tell us why steve jobs said the same thing i am.
    Guest, Nov 12, 2012
  15. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    one leads to the other.
    i never said they were. i said they're both os x.

    think of it in layers. at the core is the kernel and then os x above
    it. so far, it's the same. above that is either mac os x or ios, the
    point at which they diverge.
    wrong. significant portions are the same, including core foundation,
    core animation, opengl and quite a bit more. you are welcome to peruse
    the extensive apple developer documentation for the gory details.

    what that means is that a developer can take substantial amounts of
    code from a mac application and put it into an ios app or vice versa.
    that would not be possible if parts were not the same. many apps do
    exactly that.

    you are in well over your head.
    much more than generically the same.

    you are fixated on it being bit for bit binary identical. that's just
    not going to happen, even among different devices. the iphone 3gs,
    iphone 4 and iphone 5 all have different processors and the firmware is
    a different binary for each. if you did a bit comparison, you'd find a
    lot of differences. however, they're all the same ios version and to
    the user, in every way identical. users don't give a hoot that there
    are armv7 optimizations in there.

    it's entirely possible (and in fact, there are some rumours) that apple
    will switch macs to arm processors. then what will you say? no more mac
    os x? will it suddenly be ios because a mac might have an arm chip

    it's also possible that apple could switch ios devices to intel if
    intel can come up with a chip that's as power efficient as arm. that's
    not as likely, but who knows what intel is up to.

    users won't notice any difference, nor will they care. developers will
    recompile and release an update.
    you said it's the same, then you say it's different. make up your mind.
    again with the binary.

    if they're different, how is it that a developer can write one app that
    runs on powerpc and intel macs? they don't code for each processor.
    they were called the same name because they *are* the same.
    wrong. i'm far more familiar with the innards of os x than you'll ever
    it's because powerpc macs stopped being sold in 2006, some 6 years ago,
    so there's little point in maintaining a powerpc build. there just
    aren't enough users with powerpc macs anymore to matter. apple is far
    better off putting their resources towards developing new features on
    new machines, not maintaining old code for a tiny fraction of users.
    see above. not enough users to bother. they could have but at some
    point you need to move forward.
    again, you're fixated on it being bit for bit binary identical. that
    isn't the issue. as i said, even products of the same family will have
    different binaries, but that doesn't mean they run different operating
    so what? that isn't the issue, no matter how hard you try to twist it.
    Guest, Nov 12, 2012
  16. Eric Stevens

    Savageduck Guest

    Hey nospam! It is time to move on. Most of us gave up on this thread a
    week ago.
    Nobody cares if you are right or not, we just want you to shut up.
    Savageduck, Nov 12, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    --- snip ---
    The question is whether or not all these devices run the same
    operating system. You insist they do. Others have repeatedly pointed
    out they do not and can not. There are too many differences in the
    hardware to enable the same operating system to run on all of them.
    Also, there are many things which will run on one operating system and
    not another. This applies even if you separate if you separate th
    shell from the definition of operating system.

    That the operating systems cannot be the same should be evident from
    first principles. That they are not the same is mmade evident by he
    need to write and enormous number of 'apps' to provide software which
    runs on the iPad and iPhone. The same software will not run on the Mac
    for the simple reason that the operating systems are too different.

    All of this is obvious to most people, but not you. You rely for your
    argument on five year old clip of Steve Jobs saying that "the iPhone
    runs OS 10". Well, maybe it does if you rely on a simple diagram or
    flow chart of OS 10's schema. It may be largely true even at the
    source code level (although I expect there will be some enormous
    differences). But computing devices do not run on diagrams, flow
    charts or source code. As you well know, they run on a binary code
    which has to be intelligible to the processor. No matter how you
    wriggle and squirm, and no matter how much you deny it, you know all
    this as well as I do.

    Unless you come up with something really new, I'm stopping at this
    Eric Stevens, Nov 12, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    They may be similar but they are not identical.
    Eric Stevens, Nov 12, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Take a self study course in logic 101.

    PeterN, Nov 13, 2012
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    Guest Guest

    take a course in mac and ios programming first.
    Guest, Nov 14, 2012
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