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Mac users have long used Parallels Desktop to run various OSes in virtual machines on their Macs. Parallels Mobile lets those with virtual machines set up run them from the iPad. The operation is as smooth as butter and opens up the iPad to a nuber of OSes that can be accessed from the tablet.
$4.99, requires Parallels Desktop on a Mac for access
Splashtop HD is a complete remote desktop program for the iPad. It allows remote control of Windows PCs and Macs from the iPad, with a touch interface. It turns any Mac or PC into a full touch system on the iPad. Audio/video streaming works particularly well in Splashtop.
$4.99, requires a Mac or PC with Splashtop Streamer (free)
Developers working on Metro apps for Windows 8 have a good way to test the apps in a touch environment with Win8 Metro Testbed on the iPad. This new app is designed specifically for testing the Metro apps using the iPad, with the lack of Windows 8 tablets otherwise making that task difficult. It is developed by the Splashtop folks.
$24.99 (half price for a limited time, normally $49.99)