OnLive Desktop migrates to Windows Server 2008 to avoid licensing concerns

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By GaryOPA on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Windows-on-iPad service goes legit...?

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    OnLive Desktop now uses Windows Server 2008 instead of Windows 7 in order to become legit with MS licencing demands...

    OnLive Desktop is an Android and iOS app that lets you stream Windows and Office on your mobile devices.

    Perhaps, you remember that OnLive wasn't using a legit MS licence by sharing Windows 7 and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Well, looks like now, the company has migrated the service to Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to avoid these issues.

    Apparently 'Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are fundamentally the same OS', and they will be able to configure it so it looks like Windows 7.

    However, seems Microsoft is still checking out this with OnLive:

    Will the service remain for free? Will the paid plans prices raise? Nobody knows, but this new cloud service surely had a pretty bad start...

    NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/09/onlive-desktop-migrates-to-windows-server-2008/
    NEWS SOURCE #2: http://arstechnica.com/business/new...s-onlive-meets-microsoft-licensing-demand.ars

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news update!
     

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Discussion in 'Mobile Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Apr 11, 2012.

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      Why bother with all this non-sense. Just get a Windows 7 PC tablet.
       

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