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[NYTimes] Windows on the iPad, and Speedy (1GIGABYTE per second internet)

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...It’s a tiny app — about 5 megabytes. When you open it, you see a standard Windows 7 desktop, right there on your iPad. The full, latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader are set up and ready to use — no installation, no serial numbers, no pop-up balloons nagging you to update this or that. It may be the least annoying version of Windows you’ve ever used....

...That’s not a typo. And “1-gigabit Internet” means the fastest connection you’ve ever used in your life — on your iPad. It means speeds 500 or 1,000 times as fast as what you probably get at home. It means downloading a 20-megabyte file before your finger lifts from the glass....

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sorry, i can't quite wrap my head around this 2nd part... regardless of how fast their computers are receiving and putting out to you...wouldn't it still need to be transferred using some sort of conventional connection i.e. 3g/4g etc...thus limiting speeds?
Edited by damian5000 - 2/25/12 at 6:34am
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Source - add a source. Want to read more but nothing to click!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/technology/personaltech/onlive-desktop-plus-puts-windows-7-on-the-ipad-in-blazing-speed-state-of-the-art.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=windows%20on%20ipad&st=cse

That is the source link.

Uses OnLive, interesting.
    
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how can you download 1GB per second if the upload speeds aren't even anywhere NEAR those numbers

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It's just remote desktop into a server connected to some serious netterwebs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post

It's just remote desktop into a server connected to some serious netterwebs.

netterwebs???

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The edit function doesn't seem to be working -


This is the source

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Try browsing, scrolling, dragging windows around or watching flash games/videos. Enjoy the horrendous lag of VNCing. It's going to be $4.99/mo for TVs, PCs, Tablets etc.
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