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OnLive Desktop Brings Windows 7 and Microsoft Office to the iPad

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Jan 11, 2012.

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    You might not remember how just a year ago; OnLive practically revolutionized the gaming world by bringing in the Cloud and streaming popular but massive games to the PCs, Macs and most recently the whole hosts of smartphones and tablets. Now, it’s about to do it all over again. Granted, we love our iPads, but what if we’re at work and some documents need urgent editing. That can become pretty annoying, not to mention frustrating.

    But not anymore. Next week, good old OnLive is going to be bringing the OnLive Desktop app to the iTunes App Store. What will this little app going to provide for users? Well the whole and complete experience of Windows desktop experience, of course. That means full-featured Microsoft Applications and 2GB of free cloud storage for safe file access, even when we’re far away from home.

    “iPad users will now be able to simply and securely view and edit cloud-hosted documents with full-featured Windows desktop applications like Microsoft Office, just as if they were using a local high-performance PC,†commented OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman. Naturally, don’t expect Windows 7 multi-touch navigation to give you the same experience as the mouse navigation. And it works better than expected actually thanks to gestures like Aero snap, flick to scroll, drag, drop, pinch and zoom. This way users can control both desktop folders and Office applications.

    OnLive has already made plans of expanding OnLive desktop to Android smartphones and tablets, PC, Mac and TV via the OnLive Micro Console.

    Source: pcworld.com
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    Fantastic!
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    and the cost will be???
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    Free with 2gb of cloud storage and access to M$ Office apps. If you want more storage and access to a browser and other apps then that is pay for via the Pro version of the app. Source Daily Mail newspaper article of yesterday.
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    When today will it be available? Just checked to app store and nothing yet.
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    You need to sign up for an account on their website and then they will email when it is available to you. Initially US only, Europe later as usual.
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    well...i live in canada so have to wait here too
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    but it does sound like it isworth the wait
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    Good Grief. That sounds good. I wonder how long we will have to wait "Down Under" in Australia

    Willey:)
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    Read this story today as well. Very, very awesome! Macrumors (can't link yet, check out yourself or I will edit later) story on it also features their promotion video, it all seems to be runninger super smooth. I hope it works that well in everyday use as well!
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    Downloading it now!
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    Where is the browser on it? Useless without one....
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    There will be a payable version that has flash web browsing soon apparently.
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    Should have included the browser already with the FREE app, IMO.
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    Is this going to compete with cloudon?
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    I haven't looked into it yet, but Desktone and CloudOn are supposed to be offering similar products.

    All three are in my "look into this" notes.

    I've been keeping my eye out for cloud based office solutions that will work with the iPad.
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    I downloaded the app Friday night and was able to log in yesterday night. I had to wait for my account to be created on the back end. The interface is nice and to me is more touch and user friendly than CloudOn. What makes me continue to use CloudOn is the fact that you can't email documents from OnLive. You save and have to use your PC or Mac to email the document. Tome that defeats the purpose of it being offered and used on the IPad. I hope they make adjustments soon.
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    Half these arent avaoalble in australia yet, cant even see them on the app store...
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    What's really annoying is that I registered and told them I was in Spain. A few days later I get an email telling me I can download and use the app as I have been granted a free account, Great. No definitely not seems their allocation software ignores country of registration and so the app is only available to US users still. :(

    The waiting continues.
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    Just follow the instructions how to make a US account, it works fine I'm in the UK and I downloaded onlive and cloudon

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