Last summer, Project Campfire hinted at Chromebooks dual-booting into Windows. After some progress, the project has been quiet. New code shows it’s shutting down.
Recent internal testing of Microsoft Windows dual booting on the Pixelbook suggests Project Campfire is nearing the home stretch. Is Windows on a Chromebook something you might want? Don’t worry: Like Android and Linux, it’s optional for Chrome OS.
Goodbye Alt-OS and hello Dual Boot: That’s the new name for Project Campfire to run different operating systems on a Chromebook. Here’s a peek at how all of this will look and work.
Leaked ads show a Pixelbook that looks like today’s version but with smaller bezels for a larger actual display. Expect newer Intel processors and perhaps a lower starting price.
Some think that dual-booting Windows on a Chromebook will make the devices “dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless.” I couldn’t disagree more. Here’s why.