It appears Project Campfire, which was an initiative that was meant to enable Chromebook users the ability to boot Windows or Linux, is no more.

AboutChromebooks reported the closure based on comments and code removals on Chromium that have make it very clear Google is no longer working on the project. One example explicitly marks the “AltOS” mode as deprecated.

Project campfire codes showing shutdown of the project

While it might seem to be unsurprising that Google is pulling the plug on Project Campfire, it’s also probably to be expected given that work or even news on the project has been relatively quiet since it was announced in December last year.

There was no direct mention of the project from Google, and it seemed only the company’s own premium Pixelbook (the future of which also seems to be under a cloud) would support the change in the first place.

Source: 9to5 Google.
Source 2: AboutChromebooks.
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noice brewery
noice brewery
1 year ago

I don’t care about Windows, but any attempt to squash an alternative, properly open sourced OS such as Linux on their machine is an automatic NO from me