Chrome OS will be able to run Windows applications, albeit through virtualization

Chrome OS and Windows

Just because an operating system looks and works well does not automatically make it a good operating system. That is, in part, what happens to Linux-based mobile operating systems: no matter how well they work, if they cannot run important mobile applications, such as Strava or a good sports app or WhatsApp, they are not the best option. for the general public. This is something that also happens to Chrome OS, Google's desktop operating system, but that will improve in the near future.

Just like informs Parallels, the virtualization software company, and Google have reached an agreement to bring the windows apps to Chrome OS. Parallels is a famous virtual machine software whose popularity is more widespread in macOS, where it has been one of the best for a long time, offering an option in which we can hide the Windows desktop to see only the windows of its applications . The company responsible for this software is the same one that will make the same, or something similar, possible on Chrome OS.

Chrome OS and Parallels reach an important agreement

To be more specific, the agreement will make Chrome OS customers Enterprise be able to run full Windows applications starting this fall:

Parallels brings more than a decade of experience in cross-platform solutions, seamlessly integrating operating systems and features, to its partnership with Google. Parallels' award-winning software solutions make it easy for companies, businesses, organizations and individuals to access and use the applications and files they need on any device or operating system.

Details on how they will manage to do all of this will be revealed in the coming months. What yes it's known is that this agreement will make Chrome OS able to run applications such as desktop version of Microsoft Office, which can only be good news for Chromebook users.

Chrome OS 83 I arrive last May 28 with news such as groups of tabs in the browser, Media Sessions for Assistant and the ability to see the password or PIN during the login.


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