Windows 7 Touch on your Ipad or Android device.

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  1. Baserk

    Baserk Registered Member

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    From VentureBeat; 'Review: The futuristic OnLive Desktop runs Windows apps on the iPad'.

    'Today, OnLive Desktop is a solid application client that has all the basic functions of a Windows computer freely available for all iPad users. Along with the basic Office apps and the Windows 7 Touch environment, OnLive Desktop has the potential to change the way we use tablets and smartphones, and perhaps even PCs. With a Windows-based machine as readily available as an internet connection, this technology may be paving the way for the future of cloud computing.
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    The significance of OnLive Desktop is that, in time, users will be able to have a full Windows computer in the cloud, as long as they have a free app and an Internet connection. Currently the service is limited to the iPad, though it is scheduled to be released for Android, other iOS devices, Windows, and OS X. This review is of the OnLive Desktop Standard edition. Pro and Enterprise versions will release in the near future with more features.
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    OnLive Desktop isn’t just a bare Windows 7 workspace. It comes with applications available for immediate use, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, along with basic Windows applications such as Paint, Media Player, Notepad, Calculator, etc. All of the basics you would expect from a Windows 7 machine are immediately available through OnLive Desktop.
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    The video compression, or how Windows looks on the iPad, is solid, but rarely clear or crisp. While typing several articles using Word, sometimes the text would be too difficult to read on the screen, even with an excellent Wi-Fi connection. In fact, how strong the connection is makes almost no difference in the quality of video, unless it’s a poor connection to begin with.
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    -PC Microsoft® Office with 2GB cloud storage FREE*
    -Full-featured document viewing and editing
    -Instant-action, media-rich Windows® 7 cloud desktop
    -Coming soon to Android™, PC, Mac®, monitors/TVs

    Not perfect yet but sounds very promising for a free app imo. link
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Sounds good indeed. Next thing to try.

    US only for the time being.
     
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