Microsoft had announced and released the Windows Developers Preview which is the developers edition for Windows 8. The next edition of Microsoft’s flagship operating systems will be released somewhere in mid-2012 but it has generated enough curiosity and hype already with the developers preview. Within few hours of releasing it Microsoft had registered millions of download by users worldwide.
There are many interesting and cool features in Windows 8 but what has got the most attention of Windows lovers is the all new Metro UI that Windows 8 ushers in. Using Tiles instead of icons and an all new Start Screen is completely innovative addition to the OS. Although to enjoy these features to the fullest the conventional Keyboard and Mouse PC wont be enough. Windows 8 is an OS which has been made by keeping Tablets and Touch devices in mind.
So what could be a better Touch device than the Apple’s iPad. Using Windows 8 on the iPad can bring you best of both the segments. Although the native iOS is also a very strong and efficient OS but we are not changing the OS entirely we are just installing the Metro UI on the iPad. We can easily do this by using this cool app called Splashtop Streamer. You can use on both the iPad 1 as well as iPad 2.
How To Get Metro UI on The iPad :
Step 2: Purchase and Download the Splashtop Streamer app for iPad. The app costs around $ 4.99 currently on a limited period. The App is otherwise available for $ 19.99
Step 3: Download and Install Splashtop Streamer for your Windows 8 machine.
Step 4: Set the streamer of your Windows 8 machine. You can also add a password for added security.
Step 5: Launch the Splashtop Streamer for you iPad and select the Windows 8 machine.
Step 6: Sit back and enjoy Metro UI on your iPad.
With Windows 8 touted as the best OS for tablet’s and iPad being the highest selling tablet till date this is surely going to be an awesome combination. Not only would you just export the Metro UI but also you can enjoy almost all features of Windows 8. If your Windows 8 is installed on a virtual machine than the performance on the tablet might not be that fluid and fast but if it is installed full-fledged on your device you will be amazed how good it performs.
With the entire hack we are just making the Windows machine a server and conecting other device to stream the desktop. Once you shut down the App you can go back to your good old iOS.