#1 By: Chris Hoffman, October 7th, 2013 04:04
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/
Chromebooks don’t normally run Windows software — that’s the best and worst thing about them. You don’t need antivirus or other Windows desktop junk, but you can’t install Skype, full Microsoft Office, or other Windows desktop applications.
#2 By: Andrew, October 7th, 2013 07:48
Microsoft hasn't gotten rid of Skype for Linux yet? Surprising...
#5 By: Lateef Fall, December 20th, 2013 18:51
Great article Chris. I have the $250 Samsung Series 3 Chromebook and have been working pretty hard to find a way to use it to run windows applications like League of Legends. I don't have the option of using anything else for the foreseeable future. Prior to reading your article, I had found a series of other sites that explained using crouton to boot linux on the chromebook. I installed unity through crouton and managed to install Ubuntu Software Center manually by using XTerm. And according to instructions that I had seen on how to run League of Legends on Linux, the next step was to install wine, but when I tried in the software center, it said "there isn't a package called "wine 1.4" in your current software resources. I assume this is the issue you talk about when you say that it doesn't work on ARM based chromebooks. I then did further research and found multiple sources saying that wine had expanded to include availability to arm based machines some time ago. So I am pretty confused right now. I am very new to all of this kind of stuff but follow instructions well and learn fast which is why I have been able to get as far as I have. Can you think of any way that I could get this chromebook to run League of Legends and other Windows applications. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks for your time.