Way back in June, Google had promised that soon windows apps would come to Chrome OS via a third party partnership instead of an in house solution. Recently, the Parallels Desktop for Chromebook enterprise was launch. Which is most likely to offer access to windows apps that are still desired by many businesses.
The complete version of Windows is seen by the virtual machine installed on your Chrome OS device that works offline the majority of the times. Google has created a secure sandbox for windows that can wiped off quickly if the need arises.
In the future, you might be able to launch particular apps. Still, in the initial version, everything happens in the literal window that features two rows of buttons with different controls. If the full touch and keyboard input supported, it can resized. To obscure the underlying operating system, you can alternatively enter fullscreen mode. It is mainly useful with Virtual desks to feature on Chromebooks.
All you need to know about the windows apps that now run on ChromeBooks besides parallel desktops:
Through a partnership with parallels, Google is most likely to bring Windows app support. Earlier this year, Google had announced that Chrome OS would boot a full version of Windows inside a virtual machine to avail access to the current desktop apps. It is specially designed for business. So it means that only enterprise clients would able to buy the app for $69.99 per user.
A full copy of Windows will soon launched for Chromebook enterprise. Which allows Microsoft’s operating system to sit side by side with both chrome and android apps. Even for individual files, Chrome will redirect to the parallels instance to make it simple to launch files that you do generally use a laptop for.
You need to know that integration is indeed not seamless as the coherence mode that is ideally found in Parallels Desktop allows you to pin Windows App to the MacOs dock. You can also run them without seeing the entire Microsoft taskbar and desktop. This is just the first 1.0 release, and some of the advanced Chrome OS and Windows apps integration will soon come in the future.
Things you need to run Parallels and Windows apps are as follows:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7
- Memory: 16GB
- Storage: 128 GB SSD or more
What can you do inside the Parallels Desktop virtual machine?
Inside the parallels desktop virtual machine, you will be able to run multiple full Windows app even while you are offline. You need to know that both Google and Parallels have strived hard together to enable features, including shared clipboard, custom folders, and shared user profiles. It lets you transfer files between Windows Instance and Chrome OS. It will also web links in the Windows instance to open the chrome browser, and that is the central element of the Chrome OS.
Printers that support in Chrome OS will also be available in Windows, but devices like webcams, microphones, and Bluetooth won’t be backed inside this device. Currently, parallels are working to enable USB peripherals and webcams in a future upgrade.
What Google refers to as power storage Chromebooks, all it means is that Parallels Desktop will be restricted. Usually, these shipped with Intel’s Core 5 or i7 processors and 8GB of RAM for devices with a fan or 16GB of RAM for fanless devices. The majority of the contemporary Chromebooks are most likely to support Chromebooks.
Parallels Desktop’s integrated Windows and Chrome OS experience:
- You can run multiple full-featured Windows Apps and Chrome Apps simultaneously. Additionally, you can easily add chart trendlines in Excel, citations, and Word, and in PowerPoint, you add custom fonts and footers and headers. These capabilities aren’t available in other versions of Microsoft office. Also, you don’t need to reboot to use unstable emulators.
- You can install and run any business approved complete Windows apps on your Chromebook. Be ultimately productive using all the tools and features of Windows applications like the propitiatory business apps. The best part about doing so is that you can easily connect with anyone who needs you to work with the entire featured Windows App.
- You don’t need to worry even if you don’t have internet. Even without an active internet connection, you can run Windows apps on your Chromebook. Also, you can work without any stress if you have a poor bandwidth connection. Above all, you can use and be productive anywhere, whether you are in the wilderness or on a plane.
How will the IT admins benefit?
IT admins are most likely to use Google’s Admin console to enable Parallels on devices that are compatible. But they will undoubtedly need Windows 10 license to configure devices. Additionally, Google is now striving hard to improve how the business can now deploy ChromeBooks. They might allow the companies to purchase the retailer and delivered it to the employees directly. When the user connects to Wifi, these Chromebooks will automatically and securely configure to join a domain.
Besides, the addition of the parallel Google is also recently working hard to make some improvements to the way you use Chrome OS. The virtual app feature has updated in Chrome OS to make it simple to drag individual apps and Windows into virtual desktops. You can also easily switch between them. The split-screen view is almost similar to Windows 10. Furthermore, under this now, you can easily arrange apps side by side or move them between external displays.
Lastly, Google now getting set and ready for its Chrome Dev Summit in December. Specifically the chrome OS Demo Day on December 3rd. You can most likely expect to hear a lot more about the upcoming Chrome OS and Chrome browsers soon.