With Quasar, jailbroken iPads get Windows
Ten dollar hack in the Cydia Store brings tablets that much closer to a Windows machine, without Microsoft.
So far, true multitasking with the ease of use we came to expect on PCs has been hard to come by on most mobile devices, including the iPad. But a little hack called Quasar that's available for 10 bucks in the Cydia store seems to be the first to bring a decent windowed app management experience to.
Quasar brings much of the functionality of Windows to the touch screen-- there's the ability to view multiple apps in windows simultaneously, resize, rearrange, close, or go full-screen. It's never been so easy to get some work done during a FaceTime conversation that's gone on just a bit too long.
Quasar is the product of Brazillian developer Pedro Franceschi, who says he's also working on Bluetooth keyboard support for the hack. Add a Start button and Quasar might just bring Windows to the tablet world via the iPad before Microsoft does.
Here's a video of Quasar in action: