Chromebook set to dual-boot with Windows 10

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  1. Dumbest idea ever. There’s no reason anyone needs to run an alternative OS natively outside of a VM on a Chromebook. Only an idiot would want this.

  2. No thanks! my 4Gb RAM Chromebook is light on it’s feet with a stable OS, no update issues, no heavy resources and not prone to malware. If I want Windows like appendages I’ll use Linux based apps to do offline work.

  3. With the Chrome OS 70 update, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and a i7 chip Chromebase on a 112 MPS net speed; DO NOT make a dual-boot part of a future update, I am set for the future not the ugly Windows 10 past I left years ago.

  4. A viable dual boot Chromebook would only be useful if the Windows 10 OS side of the computer had access to at least 110 GB of storage. Because most windows apps require offline memory to function and store data, it’s not realistic to have any type of computer have less than 240 GB of storage in a hard drive in any form. Besides the storage requirements, Windows based systems often work better with more ram memory, more CPU cores, and better video cards.

  5. Have had chromebooks for years and rarely need to boot up the W10 laptop …Don’t miss it’s slowness and constant updates and messages … Chrome is the future , Windows is so 1990’s..

  6. Explanation: PuTTY is a free Windows program that allows it to log into Linux remotely, e.g., to maintain a web server or access a supercomputer. Chrome OS and Linux, the two environments already supported by Chromebooks, support this natively, hence the humor of suggesting switching to Windows to use a 3rd party tool to replicate a key feature already built into the native OS.

    (PuTTY is likely a word play on TTY, or teletype, and the command “put”, which moves a file from Windows to the remote system.)

  7. Going to be a disaster. Windows to take up 40GB!! HAHAHA. Well, it looks like the price of Chromebooks is going to skyrocket as people who want these dual-boot machines will need a chromebook that has at least 256gb. So will Google release a TB chromebook? that thing would cost $2,000!!!! I went to chrome for a reason. I hope it remains as an optional installation and not a mandatory one.

  8. I think you overestimate the number of people who will be dual booting chromebooks.

    This is fantastic for the 256 / 512 gb Pixelbook users who still need occasional access to Windows. But that is hardly the general population.

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