Google has always ignored Microsoft’s app store, and as well
the Windows 10 operating system, despite the fact that the
platform is being used on more than
700 million active devices. But if a new report is believed
to be true, Google Pixelbook might soon run Windows 10
operating system without any hacks.
If some recent findings in the AltOS program are correct,
you’ll be able to boot Windows 10 as an alternative OS on the
Pixelbook. The finding suggests that Google will soon make it
possible to boot an alternative OS on the Pixelbook, and it’s
likely that the device might pass WHCK (Windows Hardware
Certification Kit) and HLK (Windows Hardware Lab Kit)
It’s worth mentioning that Windows 10 installation will be up
to the users, and devices won’t boot Windows 10 out of the box.
At some point in the future, you’ll be able to run Windows 10
on Pixelbook without any hacks. It’s worth mentioning that no
official confirmation is available and the project is not yet
The report also claims that Google could soon give up on the
project and focus on Linux and Android apps support for the
Google’s Chromebooks adoption has increased significantly
lately, and the OEM partners are also working on affordable
Windows 10 devices to compete with the search engine giant in
the education section.
It’s worth noting that
Windows 10 is still a leading choice in the education
sector, but it appears that Google’s Chromebooks adoption
has increased in several markets, including in the United
Microsoft is betting big on Windows 10 and the
educational-market focused products such as Windows 10 S to
improve the market share of the OS. Windows 10 with S Mode
offers improved performance on low-end hardware as
it restricts the use of Win32 software and limits the
installation of apps to Microsoft Store.
Google barely has a reason to embrace such an idea, so the
bigger chance is that Google might soon give up on the project
that could make installation of Windows 10 possible on
Pixelbook. Needless to say, the emulation of Windows 10 on
Pixelbook would be useful for the users, though it remains
to be seen if Google enables support for the alternative OS.