It appears that Google has dropped its plans to allow Windows 10 to be installed alongside Chrome OS on Chromebooks. The plans – known internally as Project Campfire – would let Chromebook owners install Windows 10 so that they could switch between Microsoft’s operating system and Chrome OS – the default operating system made by Google that ships with Chromebooks. The feature was often referred to as Alt OS – in reference to the ability to install an alternative operating system. What is a Google Chromebook? These are the best Chromebooks of 2019 How to screenshot on a Chromebook While that feature would have made Chromebooks even more versatile, an eagle-eyed member of Reddit spotted that a change to the Chromium Gerrit suggest that the Alt OS feature will be deprecated – which means it will not be worked on or added to Chrome OS. Windowless Although Google never officially announced the feature, there will be many people who will be disappointed that it has been dropped. The ability to install Windows 10 would have made Chromebooks even more useful, as you’d be able to run programs that aren’t supported on Google’s limited Chrome OS software. However, it’s not entirely surprising that this feature has been dropped. Part of the appeal of Chromebooks is that they are lightweight affordable laptops with excellent battery lives – which means they usually come with low-powered components. Chrome OS is built from the ground up to run on hardware like that, but Windows 10… [Read full story]
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