Google seems to be working to get Windows 10 on Chromebooks

Posted on Monday, Aug 13 2018 @ 12:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Will Windows 10 be the next big thing for Google's Chromebooks? XDA Developers writes about Project Campfire, a secret project that seems to be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple's Boot Camp. Earlier this year, the site spotted evidence in the firmware of the Google Pixelbook of a new "Alt OS mode".

Since then, XDA Developers managed to confirm that Alt OS refers to Windows 10 and that this project is intended for public release. Project Campfire aims to make a dual-boot Windows 10 system seamless, but the downside is that you'll reportedly need at least 40GB of storage. The site predicts we may hear about Project Campfire at Google's upcoming hardware event:
Campfire and Alt OS mode are visibly incomplete at this stage with no UI changes to speak of. However, the developers have been pushing fairly hard to get changes merged sooner rather than later, indicating a tight timescale on Chrome’s roadmap. Google’s hardware event is just around the corner, with rumours of a Google Pixelbook v2 featuring alongside the heavily leaked Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. It would be reasonable to expect an announcement or demo at this event, even if the full functionality isn’t ready yet.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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