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iPad Gets Real PC Apps and Windows?

Windows on iPad

I saw this today, lot's of Buzz about it, sounds very interesting.

OnLive Desktop. Real PC Apps on iPad.

PC Apps on iPad

Windows on iPad. Instant Response. Media-rich.

http://desktop.onlive.com/overview

Need to see redlines in Word? Edit Excel graphs? Present PowerPoint animations? Now you can.

Based upon OnLive's instant-action cloud gaming technology, OnLive Desktop delivers a seamless Windows desktop experience, with instant-response multi-touch gestures, together with a full on-screen Windows keyboard and handwriting recognition, enabling complete and convenient viewing and editing of even the most complex documents.

Rich media, such as video, animation, slide transitions and even PC games, never before practical via remote desktop delivery, run fluidly and dynamically with instant-action interactivity. OnLive Desktop makes remote feel local.

How do I get OnLive Desktop for iPad?

The app is free, and will soon be available in the iTunes App store.

Do I need an account?

Yes, create a free OnLive account here, or sign in with your OnLive Game Service email and password.

What Service Plans are Offered?

The OnLive Desktop App is free and OnLive Desktop Standard service is free. Check out all Service Plans here.

What are the minimum network requirements?

iPad or iPad 2 with at least 1 Mbps Internet connection. 1.5-2 Mbps for best results.

Will OnLive Desktop be available for non-iPad platforms?

Absolutely. OnLive Desktop is coming soon for Android, iPhone, PC, Mac and monitors and TVs via the OnLive MicroConsole thin client, and on connected TVs.

Where can I get more information or help with a question?

We're here to help-visit the OnLive Desktop Support site.

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John Weston is a Cloud IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft.http://aka.ms/syscntr During the last ten years he has spoken to thousands of IT Professionals across the country. Before joining Microsoft full time, he spent six years as an MCT, training people at a local college and getting new Microsoft hires up to speed. He holds more certifications than he can remember, but the list definitely includes MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, and CCNA. Before becoming and MCT, Weston co-owned a software development and consulting firm that was a Microsoft Partner based in Dallas. His primary blog includes http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston.