How about a touch-based Windows 7 experience complete with Microsoft Office and 2GB of cloud storage on your iPad. Well OnLive Desktop offers all that for free on your iPad. If you are interested, you  should head to the OnLive Desktop website and sign up.  In addition to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, standard Windows 7 applications like Windows Media Player, Calculator, Notepad, WordPad, Paint, and Sticky Notes are also included.

Based upon OnLive’s instant-action cloud gaming technology, OnLive Desktop delivers aWindows 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.

Files saved to your Documents folder will appear in your OnLive Files account, where you can click to download to your computer or choose to delete them from the cloud.

Users will soon be able to increase that to 50GB — along with the ability to add additional PC applications — for $9.99 per month.

OnLive Desktop has plans to roll out the app for Android™, iPhone, PC, Mac® and monitors and TVs via the OnLive MicroConsole thin client, and on connected TVs.


  1. Too lazy to install Windows 7 as I just removed my Windows Vista for Windows XP. But I’ll definitely try it when it’s finalized.

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