Cloud-based copy of Windows

I found a neat website one time that had a windows cloud-based setup.  It was totally free.  Just log in and create your own windows desktop in the cloud.  It would seem a clear licensing violation but this was a professional deal.  Have no idea what it was called.  Does anyone know of where such an animal might exist?
rtod2Asked:
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remixedcatCommented:
There could be several possbilities:

There are several cloud hosting companies that will allow you to run a VPS or VDS in the cloud that runs a windows OS that could be used as a desktop OS. names like rackspace cloud, amazon ec2, cloudweb, etc come to mind here.

There is also a windows live office service from microsoft that allows you to have virtual workspaces with office apps online. they host them.

microsoft windows azure is the cloud solution from microsoft that is the backend for thier Software As a Service, or SAAS. they offer several things built on this.

also there is a silverlight app online that has a emulated windows you can play around with for free. it's not a real os though. www.silveos.com

this mentions a linux version as well http://www.scribd.com/doc/35693190/Build-Deploy-Desktop-Personal-Cloud-using-eyeOS-Cloud-Computing-Operating-System-on-Linux-v1-0

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rtod2Author Commented:
The one I saw was a pre-configured destop of Windows.  You could install standard apps and even firefox was there.  I just worked right away and was free.  I sure thought I had bookmarked it but i guess I didn't.  What a loss.  Really need that right now.
remixedcatCommented:
Please find your browser history and go through it and see if you find it. I'm intrigued myself about this! I googled a bit and couldn't find much.
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rtod2Author Commented:
It was over 6 mos ago actually and was a great find.  Unfortunately, I can't find it in xmarks where I keep all that stuff.  That or I am not trying the right keywords.
remixedcatCommented:
do you remember the keywords you used to find it???? I wanna look into this to see if it's legal as well.
remixedcatCommented:
this might be it!

http://virtuon-inc.com/
remixedcatCommented:
here's a direct link to the desktop trial:
http://virtuon-inc.com/solutions/virtual-desktop.html
rtod2Author Commented:
This was a pre-configured deal.  Nothing to install.  You could even test one without an account.  No need to sign-up to see how it worked.
remixedcatCommented:
hrrrrm..... let me look into this further becuase I wanna try it.
rtod2Author Commented:
no problem.  Thanks for looking.
remixedcatCommented:
I might have found one I'm registering for it.....

www.ulteo.com
remixedcatCommented:
hrrm seems to be linux or something different. strange....
remixedcatCommented:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_desktop   do any of these ring a bell?
rtod2Author Commented:
Nope, those are all web-based operating systems.  What I saw was windows.
remixedcatCommented:
this is crazy I thought I heard of one too. I guess the moral of the story is to keep good bookmarks and also back them up, and also back them up on pen drive too.

this was the only one I've seen that was mainstream and an actual copy of windows
http://ch.nivio.com/

rtod2Author Commented:
Interesting.  It's April now.  Can you get it?
remixedcatCommented:
I dunno....looks like they are tight lipped and also they mention intergration with thier devices.
remixedcatCommented:
rtod2Author Commented:
That's a paid VPS.  What I saw was a free service.  I don't think I am ever going to see it again.
remixedcatCommented:
grrrr that sucks. I wanted to find it I looked for 4 hours last night cause I wanted one too! ;-(
rtod2Author Commented:
Me too man.  Definitely!   I had a real gem with that one.
remixedcatCommented:
I will keep looking
rtod2Author Commented:
Any luck :(
remixedcatCommented:
nope ;-(
Nick67Commented:
It was OnlIve that made the splash
http://desktop.onlive.com/about
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