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.
With an updated Skype for Web service, Microsoft has eliminated support for all but the Edge and Chrome browsers on certain hardware. To get around this on a Chromebook, you can use this trick.
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.
Months after it was first reported, it appears Microsoft is fixing the Excel for Android incompatibility issues on Chromebooks. The long term fix is rolling out now but if you can’t wait, here’s a short term solution.
The Android version of Excel can’t be installed on a range of Chromebook models, including my Pixelbook. This situation has been going on for nine months, which is nearly nine months too long.