Chrome OS and Parallels Team Up to Bring Native Windows Apps

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The operating system Google Chrome OS it continues to move slowly, with relative success in terms of Chromebook sales. They have become one of the best-selling notebooks on Amazon, and that is no mere coincidence. This operating system based on the Linux kernel and capable of running Android apps is being a good option for some companies and some students looking for something functional, safe, and stable.

Now, Google has gone one step closer to bringing Chrome OS closer to the business environment. And it has done it hand in hand with one of its technology partners, such as Parallels. A company that, if you do not know it, is one of the largest dedicated to virtualization. Thanks to these virtualization services, native apps for Windows can be run on ChromeOS.

And among the apps will be the long-awaited Microsoft Office suite. A fairly professional suite and that, although there are projects such as Google Docs, LibreOffice, etc., the truth is that many users and companies are still highly dependent on the product of the Redmond company. In fact, some users have chosen not to give the full step to other systems precisely because of that suite ...

I have to say, so far you could use Office online, as well as use Wine, and even virtualize Windows to use these apps. You could even use the apps available for Android on this operating system. But with the help of Parallels it will be much simpler, faster and without any inconvenience, almost as if they were really native.

This improvement coming to business Chromebooks, that is to say, to the Chromebook Enterprise, although it is likely that in the future it will also open a door for other home ChromeOS users. And we still need to really know how it will work, if it will be something local or based on the cloud as a service ...


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