A few weeks back I started a thread asking for help/advice on the subject or getting hold of/setting up Parallels on Chrome OS. I am happy to report that I have had it up-and-running for a couple of weeks now (I was given the contact details of someone at Parallels in the U.S. and the three people I dealt with for setup advice etc were just exceptional; customer service was amazing) and I just wanted to let you all know that if this is a solution you are looking into (and you are okay with the costs of Chrome Enterprise and the Parallels licence), do not think twice…it is fantastic. It is so far beyond solutions like Crossover and Wine that it is in a different universe. I have had zero problems, it works exactly as it should and it is, in my opinion, totally worth the cost if you need Microsoft Office and other Windows software but do not want to leave Chrome OS. One surprising thing: I control my mother's Windows 10 laptop using Remote Utilities (she is in a home here in France and I have set up UK TV on her laptop in her room and switch channels, start films etc for her) and I recently found that Remote Utilities on my Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (but using 4G) was quicker than on both the Android and Linux versions on my Chromebook…home wifi ain't up to much. However, the RU installation in Windows 10 in Parallels is SO quick with very low levels of 'jerkiness', much more so that on the Note 20…the same home wifi, but you can (almost) watch a TV program on the laptop being controlled by RU in Windows 10 in Parallels on Chrome OS whereas it is no way smooth enough to do so on the Note or in Linux…don't know why, not going to complain… 🙂
Anyway, I know have the best of all worlds…the exceedingly wonderful and reliable Chromebook with Play Store, use of Linux AND full-fat Office (and other Windows software I need)…
Have a good day/evening (depending on where you are), folks.