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Old 12-10-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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uses for old ipad 2?

So I found an old ipad 2 that works, but was going to be sent back for recycling. Anything I can do with it? Is it possible to put Android or Linux on it? It seems like a waste to just chuck hardware that still works.
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Maybe this?
Old 12-10-2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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Cool, thanks. WAs thinking of using it as an ebook reader. I don't think iOS 9 is getting security updates, but I can transfer things via USB. (And when did the kernel start supporting mounting apple devices?)
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I use a pretty old and cheap android tablet for traditional drawing practice to keep the old hand eye coordination trained up. It's nice to have references at the fingertips.
Books, I still prefer to read in dead tree carcass form, but ebook readers are still a good thing, too.

Oh yeah, I don't want to just talk about myself with's an attempt at subtle propaganda for more people to pick up drawing :P

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Old 12-19-2019, 03:19 PM   #5
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We use our old iPad as...... an iPad.


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