Try Windows 8 Metro UI on your iPad using Splashtop

first_imgTrying out Windows 8 before it launches is quite a simple affair if you have a PC capable of running it. Simply download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview build and run it through a virtual machine or dual-boot your existing PC.Taking the above route does give you Windows 8 to play with, but unless your PC has a touchscreen interface you aren’t going to get the full Metro UI experience. To achieve that, you may be surprised to find an iPad is probably your best option.Splashtop has released a $25 remote desktop client that allows you to load up the Metro UI on your iPad. You’ll be able to use it as if Microsoft’s OS is actually installed on Apple’s hardware, and could class as the best pre-release Windows 8 touchscreen experience there is.While consumers may be put off by the $25 price tag, a developer wanting to test out a Windows 8 app may view it as a bargain. Having an app ready for the launch of Windows 8 is sure to be worth quite a few sales as new users rush to try out the features, play some games, and get to grips with Metro.To get this working you will need to download and install the Windows 8 Metro Testbed on your iPad from the App Store. Then download and install the Slpashtop Streamer on your PC. After that, it’s just a case of establishing a connection between the two, which requires a solid Internet connection.Anyone considering doing this should act quickly. Although the $25 price may seem high, that’s an introductory offer and it will increase to $50 in the near future.Read more at Splashtop, via The Vergelast_img read more