Windows 10 may appear on Chromebook in January since July of this year, Google has been working on the possibility of dual download on a Chromebook. We are talking about Chrome OS and Windows 10. However, for the latter version of the laptop must have an Intel processor, at least 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. And, allegedly, this scheme is different from the ability to download Linux on a Chromebook.
The essence of the differences is that Linux can be run in parallel with Chrome OS, but the “top ten” – only after a reboot. Apparently, this mode is a descendant of Google Project Campfire and will allow, as expected, to run on Chromebook all compatible operating systems.
For now, it is possible to run some Windows applications. If we are talking about web applications, it is Microsoft Office Online, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mail, Calendar, OneDrive and Sway. The latest program destinations for publishers. Of course, these are functionally truncated versions, but for normal operation this is enough. The only thing required for this is a fast Internet channel.
It is also possible to run some Windows applications directly on Chrome OS. To do this, there are a lot of emulators and software layers like WINE, CrossOver and so on. Of course, it is better not to run the “heavy” program in this mode.
Finally, you can just wait for the full-featured Chromebook based on the x86 processor, which will certainly support Windows 10. It is assumed that Google can show a similar decision at the January consumer electronics exhibition CES 2019, which will be held earlier this month in Las Vegas, USA.
A source: ZDNet