Is Onlive 'pirating' Windows with its Desktop app?

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By GaryOPA on Mar 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Speculation abounded on what type of license they could be using...


    Onlive launched this year a new iOS and Android app called, 'Onlive Desktop', in which you can use MS Windows/Office on your tablet. Is their licence valid? It could cost them a lot if not.

    Cloud gaming company Onlive, recently released a new service called Onlive Desktop, which allows you to use Windows 7 and the Office suite in your iPad or Android tablet, everything from the cloud. It's free with 2 GB of storage and there's a (soon) option to pay $9.99/month if you want more cloud storage.

    Well, seems this was too good to be true. According to ExtremeTech there's speculation regarding the type of licence they could be using to accomplish this, as apparently, is NOT plausible that Microsoft would suddenly allow someone to give away Windows for free.

    Or, it could be the case that Onlive isn't doing anything wrong... and Microsoft just screwed up their License Agreements?

    Only one thing is true. If you are using this service and truly enjoying it, don't get to attached to it, as either Onlive or MS could change things soon!


    Seems they are violating Microsoft's Licensing Terms after all!


    NEWS SOURCE #1: Is Onlive pirating Windows and what will it cost them (via) Extreme Tech
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Onlive dekstop violates Microsoft's licensing terms (via) IGN

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this hot news story!


Discussion in 'Mobile Jailbreak Scene' started by GaryOPA, Mar 10, 2012.

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      JonathanD Loyal Member

      Aug 30, 2007
      So online should only have to pay like 40$ a head for this thing... as long as Office is thrown in for free. (I think thats what OEM's pay for volume licensing if I recall correctly.)

      If they can work out some kind of deal this could be profitable for both of them. (at least if Onlive is making money on this part of it?)

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