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Hands-on: Using CrossOver Android to run Windows apps on a Chromebook
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 01:53:50 PM »
Hands-on: Using CrossOver Android to run Windows apps on a Chromebook
3 November 2016, 11:00 am



Switching from a Windows laptop to a Chromebook is possible only if you can live without any Windows programs.

But Chrome OS’s newfound support for Android apps from the Google Play Store has opened up a loophole: A program from Codeweavers called CrossOver Android creates a Windows compatibility layer inside Chrome OS, letting users install and run traditional Win32 software.

As a proof of concept, this is an exciting development for prospective Chromebook owners. But CrossOver is still early in its development. As I discovered while testing out a preview version, getting your favorite Windows programs to work involves an unfavorable roll of the dice.

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