When Google teased Parallels coming to ChromeOS, we didn’t have much of a clue what it’s about and what it can do. But today, Parallels announced quite a few things on its website telling how we can run Windows Apps on ChromeOS, and here’s what we concluded from that.
For those who have no idea what Parallels is, it’s an enterprise solution for companies that want multiple operating systems in a single server. No this is not dual boot.
“Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise will make it simple for IT administrators to provision Chromebooks with Windows virtual machines and the required full-featured Windows applications employees need to run,” said Nick Dobrovolsiky, Parallels Senior Vice President of Engineering and Customer Support. “IT admins will be able to easily manage familiar automated corporate Windows image deployments they prepare, provision, and automatically provide to their employees. Those virtual machines are fully capable Windows installations; admins can install applications, manage them remotely, and support users with familiar tools—just like they do with physical Windows PCs.”Parallel upon its partnership with Google.
In addition to running Windows Apps on ChromeOS, Parallels also enables Chromebook, Android, iOS, PC, and Mac devices to access and run full-featured apps on virtual Windows desktops.