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Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed

Juan Carlos Perez | March 12, 2012
OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of Microsoft licensing rules, according to a Microsoft official.

However, partners aren't allowed to provide Windows 7 as a hosted client or Office as a service through Windows 7. "Office may only be provided as a service if it is hosted on Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services," he wrote.

Asked for comment, an OnLive spokeswoman said on Friday via email that the company's position is that "we have never commented on any licensing agreements."


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