Why don’t they make dual-booting Chromebooks?


Chrome OS is not for everyone. People many times need computers that don’t rely on the internet to fully operate, an advantage that Chromebooks lack. This will continue to be an issue until more developers make offline apps for Chrome OS, Google changes its strategy or the internet becomes much more prevalent. So, how can we make Chrome OS more popular? Dual-booting Chromebooks.

Dual-booting computers are becoming popular nowadays, especially with the rise of touchscreen devices. We have seen multiple Windows/Android computers come to the market, making us wonder why the same couldn’t be done with Chrome OS.


Chrome OS will always have its advantages over a traditional operating system. It’s faster, light, convenient and simple. If you ever need to work with a more intensive program, you could always boot into Windows or Linux to do so.

I know, we can currently do this by doing a bit of tinkering on a Chromebook. All you need to do is google a bit to find a good list of tutorials to turn your Chromebook into a dual-booting machine (or simply a computer with another OS). This is not a very consumer-friendly option, though.

We need dual-booting machines that come with both operating systems from the factory. How many Chromebook users do you think are willing to tinker with their laptops? Not many. Even if they cost more than you usual, affordable Chromebook, also giving it a “full OS” would make Chrome OS much more enticing.