tuCloud to launch virtual Windows® 7 desktop service in the U.S.
To voice his displeasure against the licensing terms of Microsoft desktop virtualization, Guise Bule, CEO of tuCloud has decided to launch a service in the U.S. that will let customers access a full-hosted Windows 7 virtual desktop and Microsoft Office apps from computer systems and mobile devices. tuCloud is a company that provides Cloud services to its clients. To launch this service in the U.S., Bule will be creating a new company that will be called Desktops on Demand.
The desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), which is priced at US $10 per user monthly, is similar to the one that Cloud gaming vendor OnLive launched in January, which Microsoft earlier this month claimed was violating its licensing terms and conditions.
According to Bule, the intention of Microsoft is not to shut down the virtual desktop service offered by OnLive. To test this theory and gauge Microsoft's response, Desktops on Demand will be more or less similar to the desktop-as-a-service offered by OnLive – including the licensing violations.
To read in detail the blog post of Guise Bule in which he has voiced his displeasure against Microsoft’s licensing terms, click here.