New free iPad app lets you use Windows 7 on Apple's tablet - and you don't need a PC

By ROB WAUGH

Other applications have 'brought Windows to iPad' before - but only by duplicating a Windows machine's desktop on screen. Onlive's is the first where you don't need to buy a PC

OnLive's new 'Desktop' application turns Apple's iPad into a PC - 'streaming' a Windows desktop onto iPad's screen, with a full suite of office applications such as Word and Excel. It's free and launches on Thursday 12 January.
Other applications have 'brought Windows to iPad' before - but only by duplicating a Windows machine's desktop on screen. Onlive's is the first where you don't need to buy a PC.

The app is legal, and 'streams' an image of a remote Windows desktop to your iPad, so you never 'own' Windows - or pay for it.
There is a paid version, which offers more storage and more advanced Windows functions such as PC games. After an initial testing phase, the app will switch over to being paid-for. The app lets users control Windows 7 with gestures - and even play high-end PC games. The action - and all files you create in applications such as Word - are stored remotely on Onlive's servers, and accessible every time you open the app. Everything is hosted 'in the cloud'.

source: dailymail

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