Cyrus Mistry, product manager for Google Chrome OS, revealed the company’s plans to bring Windows app support to Chrome OS. This feature will allow users to launch the full version of Windows in virtual machines on Chrome OS by integrating Parallels, a commonly used virtual machine on macOS, into Chrome OS.
This feature requires a higher-profile Chromebook, initially only available for Enterprise Chromebooks, while users need to purchase a full license for Windows 10.
Future users can also use Parallels’ Coherence feature to run Windows apps directly from the Chrome OS launcher without the need for a full Windows desktop.
“We’re already trying to work with Parallels because they understand the concept of running a completely separate operating system in another operating system. They’ve done it on Mac, they’ve done it on Linux. “
Mistry says Parallels provides the “best of both worlds” and it’s safer to run Windows in virtual machines than to provide dual-boot support.
Mistry said the feature will be available to enterprise users later this year, and resellers can bundle Parallels Desktop with an enterprise Chromebook.
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