If you have a Chromebook, you know what a pain it is to run Windows apps on it.
Chris Hoffman at How to Geek has a great article on "How to Run Windows Software on a Chromebook". He cites four options that will potentially solve the issue:
- Option One: Access a Windows Desktop Remotely
- Option Two: Use Developer Mode and Install Wine
- Option Three: Use Developer Mode and Install a Virtual Machine
- Option Four: Use CrossOver for Android
If you are interested in learning more about any of the options above, we highly recommend giving Chris' article a read.
Not to take anything away from Chris' great article, but I'd humbly like to submit Option 5: Cameyo for Chromebooks (of course, I'd make it option one).
Cameyo for Chromebooks is a very simple way to access Windows applications through an HTML5 browser (i.e., a fancy way of saying any modern browser).
You may be saying to yourself, "Simple? Yeah right!" Sometimes we say the same thing, because nothing can be easy, right?
With Cameyo, it really is. All you do is simply:
- Load your Windows application on a Cameyo server.
- A unique URL is generated.
- Click on the link and share it with others.
- You now have access to the application on any device in a browser.
Want proof? Click here. In a few seconds, you will be viewing the Roblox Studios login page from your browser - something that can't be done on a Chromebook today.
To try it for yourself, start a free trial and publish your first application in minutes. It's so simple, even I can do it. :)
While Cameyo primarily delivers productivity applications to organizations of all sizes, the Roblox Studios example is a simple, but effective way to show how our service works. And we are definitely not opposed to helping Chromebook Roblox users develop fun new characters and environments that they share with their friends.
Click here to learn how Homer Central School District in New York is using Cameyo for G Suite in their Google environment to deliver their Windows applications to students, faculty and staff on any device, including Chromebooks.
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