Enterprise Chromebooks can now run full Windows apps through Parallels partnership

Google’s Chromebooks have always been geared toward users who want a more basic computing experience — perhaps for education or productivity tasks. However, they’re becoming a bit more powerful today, thanks to a new partnership between Google and Parallels.

Enterprise Chromebooks can now effectively run a full-fat version of Windows 10 within Chrome OS, using Parallels’ “RAS Chromebook Remote Desktop Client” technology. It’s not a perfect solution, for reasons we’ll get into in a moment, but it’s a great way to get the benefits of Windows — its many useful apps — without a full Windows PC.

Fortunately, this functionality works even if your device is offline, and it supports drag-and-drop file transfers, copying and pasting text or graphics, “frustration-free printing,” and much more.

As we said before, though, the integration is not ideal: to run Windows apps, you need to open a full Windows instance, you can’t run individual Windows apps within Chrome OS. You also can’t attach quick-launch shortcuts for these apps anywhere in the Chrome OS interface, which might be a bit of a hassle.

This also isn’t native functionality, so it won’t be available to ordinary Chrome OS users yet. It’s geared toward enterprise customers, and its $69-per-user fee makes that evident.

Still, enterprise-exclusive or not, this is exciting tech at work here, and we hope to see Google and Parallels open it up to regular users, even as a paid (ideally cheaper) extra.

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Beau S. Laub
Beau Laub is CEO of wish tech, a top app development company in New York and India, having a team of the best app developers who deliver the best mobile solutions mainly on Android and iOS platforms. He regularly contributes his knowledge on leading blogging sites like app development companies.

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