Our friends over at XDA-Developers have been following a project that first appeared earlier this year on the Chromium Git called eve-campfire that made mention of an Alt OS mode. Campfire would be something similar to Bootcamp for MacOS, which lets Mac computers dual-boot MacOS and Windows. Evidence had also been found that the Alt OS mode would be intended for the public, and not reserved only reserved for developers.
The latest findings from XDA-Developers mentions a few new details surrounding Googles intentions with the rumored campfire feature.
The PixelBook was believed to be the only device to support Campfire, but mentions of more than one campfire variant suggest that Chromebooks currently on the market would also be compatible with the dual-boot feature assuming they meet some set of hardware requirements.
Speaking of which, Windows 10 isnt exactly the lightest OS around. In fact, there is evidence of a storage requirement of 40GB of free memory – 30 GB for Windows and the remaining 10 GB for Chrome OS. One of the requirements would demand at least 64GB of internal storage
In order to use this Alt OS mode, it appears that toggling a Chromebooks Developer Mode wouldnt be necessary. This suggests that the feature is one truly intended for the regular consumers use. There are a couple of disadvantages to enabling Developer Mode on a Chromebook like the lack of Verified Boot.
Campfire is notably incomplete in its current state, but that doesnt rule out the possibility of an official announcement or even getting a working demo to show the press at Googles Pixel 3 event.
Check out the Source link for the full write-up from XDA-Developers and its findings surrounding Campfire.