Love your iPad! Wish you could run your favorite ‘nix apps on it, StarNet released “iLIVE,” which turns the iPad into an X terminal that runs Linux and Unix apps hosted on remote servers. iLIVEx will give users LAN-like performance, and security when accessing remote apps, even over 3G connections, because it relies on speedy X11 protocol, and SSH encryption.
iLIVEx get you a free account that lets you run a virtual Linux desktop on iPad, Mac, Windows or Linux PC. With VD you gets you:
- ability to view Flash. The cloud apps include a Firefox browser which lets iPad users see Flash-based Web sites and app.
- ability to copy & paste between apps on iPad
- This requires you to buy appropriate X11 client for each PC.
iLIVEx costs $14.99 and is available on App Store in US and Canada. StarNet will be able to sell globally in about 30 days, after the U.S. government gives its OK for company to export iLIVEx’s SSH encryption code.