Linux on iPad

Linux on the iPad isn't a reality yet, at least not like on a desktop platform. With hardware becoming more and more powerful every year, obsolete iPads (according to Apple) should be allowed to continue to serve a purpose. Obsolete iPads could be affordable personal computers and useful for project builds. We believe Linux is the key to bring new life to these devices.

Current Options

Released

Current

iSH
The Linux shell on iPadOS


iPadOS 13+ App

UTM
Run virtual machines on iOS & iPadOS


iOS 11+ iPadOS 13+ App

Outdated

QMole
Linux Compatibility Container for iPad


iPad 1 Compatibility Layer


In Development

Beta

Project Sandcastle
Linux and Android on iPhone 7


iPad 2018 iPad 2019 Bootable OS

Work in Progress

postmarketOS
Touch-optimized and pre-configured Alpine Linux


iPad 1 Bootable OS


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Software Compatibility
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