Published on February 26th, 2014 | by admin
Can I use Microsoft Word or Skype?
The quick answer is no. You can’t. Those programs just run in Windows and Mac environment and they do not run in chrome os that in fact is based in an html5 browser.
Altought there are some pre-installed apps that comes along with your chromebook that have the same functionality as Microsoft Word or Skype.
The solution is inside your chromebook in a list of pre-installed apps:
|If you want to…||On a Chromebook, you could use…||Comparable app|
|Create a document||Docs||Word, Pages|
|Create a spreadsheet||Sheets||Excel, Numbers|
|Create a presentation||Slides||Powerpoint, Keynote|
|Take a note||Scratchpad||Notepad, Notes|
|Organize and play music||Google Play Music||iTunes, Windows Media Player|
|Edit a photo||Open image from Files app||GIMP|
|Make calls and video chat||Hangouts||Skype|
|Write and email||Gmail||Outlook, Mac Mail|
|Organize your calendar||Calendar||Outlook, iCal|
|Find and save files||Files||My Computer, Finder|
|Access another computer||Chrome remote desktop||Remote Desktop Connection, Apple Remote Desktop|