Two months in the past, Google introduced a new partnership with Parallels, the virtualization software program professional identified for the favored Parallels Desktop for Mac app. Parallels has made it straightforward to run Windows apps on Macs for a few years now, and the corporate will now assist Google to do the identical on Chromebooks with Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, to be accessible later this 12 months.
Google has already introduced Android and Linux apps to Chrome OS, however the addition of Windows digital machines thanks to this Parallels partnership will make the OS much more versatile. Windows digital machines powered by Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise will additionally have the option to run Windows apps with out an Web connection. Chromebooks have usually been criticized for relying an excessive amount of on net apps and being fairly ineffective with out an Web connection, and virtualized Windows apps ought to assist to repair that.
“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. 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,” Parallels defined in a press launch right this moment.
Chromebooks have turn out to be actually common within the US Schooling sector lately, however the potential to run full-featured Windows apps on them with Parallels ought to make them extra enticing to enterprise customers. There aren’t any pricing particulars about Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise but, however Google and Parallels ought to share extra within the coming months.