Parallels Desktop to let you run Windows apps on Chromebooks
- Windows apps are coming to Chromebooks, thanks to the Parallels Desktop virtual machine.
- The Parallels virtual machine will safely load the full copy of Windows as well as Chrome OS and Android apps.
- See the Chromebook section for more information on loading Windows apps on laptops with Chrome OS.
- Don’t forget to stop by our Windows 10 hub to see what’s coming in the Windows and Microsoft universe.
Windows is still the most popular desktop operating system today, which is why developers have created tens of millions of apps for the operating system.
Now, according to a plan Chrome OS product manager Cyrus Mistry recently revealed to Verge, you’ll soon be able to run your mission-critical Windows 10 apps on a Chromebook,
Windows 10 apps to run on Chromebooks, thanks to Parallels Desktop
Non-Windows PC systems are growing in popularity day by day despite the long-standing dominance of Microsoft’s personal computer operating system. On top of that, businesses and individual users are increasingly exploring alternative experiences on platforms like Chromebooks.
But there is a major problem here. Just like other third-party apps, Windows apps currently don’t have native support in Chromebooks.
That’s why many of these users may be hesitant to upgrade to Google’s lightweight, web-oriented laptops. There’s good news though: Windows apps are coming to Chromebooks, thanks to the Parallels Desktop virtual machine.
We want to make sure you have this option [for Windows apps] also… so that once in a while you can get it when you need it, but we don’t want that to be the world you live in.
If you’re wondering how Google will achieve this, rest assured that the Parallels virtual machine will safely load the full copy of Windows along with Chrome OS and Android apps. As a result, you should be able to deploy your favorite Windows software to the platform without any complications.
Mistry also talked about Coherence, a feature that can let you deploy just the app you need instead of the entire Windows desktop.
In the future we will have other types of things where you don’t even need to run the whole Windows desktop, you just need to run the application you need.
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