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There is a service out there that hosts a bunch of VMs with different software running on them (like a game you want to play), that you can then connect to and use. But I can't recall the name of this service.

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Are you thinking of OnLive?

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nope. onLive just offers games, this other service offers all types of apps –  Jade Somath Oct 15 '10 at 19:36
    
I figured that was what you meant, but it couldn't hurt to try. :) –  Brant Oct 15 '10 at 20:33
    
yes, this was a useful link to me in another way, so thank you –  Jade Somath Oct 15 '10 at 20:59
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@Jade, if you find the information useful, vote up the answer. See meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/710/… –  Rebecca Chernoff Oct 15 '10 at 23:18
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http://www.spoon.net/ perhaps ? :)

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I doubt such a service exists. For business applications hosting them offsite on VMs is a cinch. There are no graphics and rarely videos. But for games, the bandwidth would be too intensive. Imagine trying to play Modern Warfare over the internet. Either you would have insane lag as your computer tries to download intensive graphics real-time or you would have to set the settings to bare minimums or not be able to play. I did notice that spoon.net (as previously stated) had several games that were less intensive. That may be your best bet at finding this service.

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