Google’s flagship Pixelbook is without doubt one of the best laptops cash should buy, however it’s no longer an choice for individuals who nonetheless don’t believe Chrome OS to be an actual running device. That can quickly alternate due to an “AltOS” mode that might permit Pixelbook customers to run Home windows as an alternative.
At $999, the Pixelbook isn’t affordable. That’s very true whilst you believe that it doesn’t run conventional desktop programs, which many people nonetheless depend on on a daily basis. However what if the Pixelbook gave you the technique to run Home windows along its light-weight Chrome OS?
References to an AltOS mode that might permit the Pixelbook to run different running methods had been came upon in the most recent Chrome OS construct. One mentions an interior Google report named “pass/vboot-windows,” which signifies Home windows can be one of the vital platforms supported. Every other reference hints at an running device make a selection display screen, which might give Pixelbook customers the choice to make a choice from Chrome OS and AltOS once they boot up their gadget.
“Proof is lovely gentle for this, so we are nonetheless on the speculative level for what AltOS may imply,” notes the Redditor who exposed the code. We most definitely shouldn’t get our hopes up simply but. It sort of feels AltOS remains to be in early building and may alternate or be scrapped fully.
However, that is a surprisingly thrilling discovery that might make the Pixelbook infinitely extra helpful — and extra interesting — to many computer consumers must Google come to a decision to apply via with it.
There’s proof, exposed in February, that means Chrome OS will even get the power to run Linux programs inside of a container. That is differently Google may open the platform to extra conventional desktop apps and video games. We’re hoping to listen to extra about that — and certainly AltOS — all over the large Google I/O keynote on Would possibly eight.