OnLive Demos Windows 7 on Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab


OnLive Demos Windows 7 on Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab

Who says you can't have the best of both worlds on your tablet? OnLive has just demonstrated how its app for the Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab is capable of running a virtualized Windows 7 interface on these tablets. Of course, the pre-requisite for this would require OnLive to have a server nearby and a blazing fast internet connection to stream Windows 7 onto the tablets.

Engadget - Flash on an iPad? No problem, and neither is QuickTime on a Samsung Galaxy Tab -- assuming you're running both from a virtualized Windows 7 PC using OnLive's new app. OnLive may have originally pitched itself as a streaming games service, but founder Steve Perlman revised his ambitions at the D: Dive into Mobile conference today, showing off a host of Windows 7 programs (including 3D modeling software Maya, above) running on the pair of ARM-based tablets.

The real question is - how will the tablets, which weren't designed for Windows 7, handle the Microsoft operating system? Will it crash and burn, or give a smooth user experience? Either way, we'll only know when (and if) it's available in the near future. Check out the full story over here.

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