December 5, 2020

Google introduces how to run Windows software on ChromeOS

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Earlier Google has revealed that it has reached a cooperation with Parallels Desktop, a well-known virtualization software developer. The content of the cooperation is to use the virtualization technology provided by Parallels Desktop to install the Windows 10 operating system. The ultimate goal is to allow enterprises to run Windows 10 on the Chrome OS operating system and all kinds of desktop software. However, at the time, Google did not disclose how to achieve the above objectives and complete compatibility operations, but the Chrome OS product manager has revealed relevant details in an interview a few days ago.

Google’s product manager said that the company is ready to directly integrate the virtualization technology provided by Parallels Desktop into the Chrome OS operating system, and users can use this virtualization software to directly install the Windows 10 operating system. It is worth noting that Parallels Desktop can also run through the operating system. In fact, users do not need to install the completed Windows 10 desktop version to run the corresponding software.

With this technology, users can directly load and run Windows 10 software on Chrome OS. This sounds similar to Wine software on the Linux platform. The technology provided by Wine allows Linux users to run Windows software directly without installing a complete Windows operation system.

The product manager said that we cooperated with Parallels because they have done similar things before, that is, running a completely independent operating system in an operating system. They have done it on both Mac and Linux platforms.

Google will provide ChromeBook to enterprise users later this year. At that time, the Chromebook series devices for enterprises will be bundled with Parallels Desktop software, but users need to purchase a license to install the Windows 10 desktop version.

Via: theverge