OnLive has already given Microsoft loving iPad owners a hefty, gratis helping of Windows 7, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been building a paywall. What’s behind the freshly dried brick and mortar? OnLive Desktop Plus, an optional, subscription based upgrade that touts new features for users who are willing to pay a fee. Five dollars a month buys you a cloud-accelerated web browser (that would be Internet Explorer 9, complete with fully functioning Adobe Flash and Acrobat plug-ins) and priority access to the OnLive Desktop service — freeloading “standard” subscribers can only access the service on an as-available basis. OnLive says that the cloud powered browser’s full Windows experience finally gives the iPad full Flash compatibility, giving you the chance to feed your nostalgic need to watch cartoons check their email. We got an early look at the app, read on for a quick hands-on and OnLive’s official press release.
OnLive Desktop launches ‘Plus’ subscriptions, puts IE in your iPad
Posted by Gsurface on February 23, 2012