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Jeff Campbell
01-12-2012, 05:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.technologytell.com/apple/87915/ces-2012-onlive-brings-windows-7-to-the-ipad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+appletell+Appletell&utm_content=Google+Reader' target='_blank'>http://www.technologytell.com/apple...t=Google+Reader</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"OnLive is well-known for bringing games to the iPad, and now it's going to bring Windows 7."</em></p><p><img height="152" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1326383258.usr105634.jpg" width="600" /></p><p>Interesting concept, and starting today (not sure what time, as of this posting it still wasn't available in the App Store) you can download the free version of OnLive Desktop and get 2GB of cloud storage, as well as the ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPad. It also supports multi-tuch gestures. At some later date they will be rolling out a "Pro" version for $9.99 USD per month that will give you 50GB cloud storage, among other things. Also, the plan is to eventually make this available on other platforms including smartphones and OS X. You can find out more at the <a href="http://desktop.onlive.com/overview" target="_blank">OnLive site</a>.&nbsp;</p>

Sven Johannsen
01-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Not sure how exciting this is. There are numerous ways to get 'Windows on a tablet". Most are hampered by the reality that Windows wasn't designed for fingers on a touch pad, Apple, Android, or Windows, for that matter.

This doesn't seem much different than using something like Splashtop to remote into your PC, you are just remoting into their 'PC'. Isn't going to make Windows any friendlier. Wonder if you can use a BT mouse? Most certainly will support a keyboard, which would be recommended I would think.

Probably just me, but it would seem this would be much more usable on an Android Tablet, like the Asus Transformer (Prime), with keyboard dock. Of course there are way more iPad users to sell this to at this point.