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My Google Chromebook, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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1. Understanding Chrome OS, Chromebooks, and Cloud Computing

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In this chapter, you will learn about web-based computing with Google’s Chrome OS running on Chromebook computers.

What Is a Chromebook?

What Is Google Chrome OS?

What Is Cloud Computing?

Should You Buy a Chromebook?

→ What Chromebook Should You Buy?

A Chromebook is a popular type of notebook computer that’s not a Mac and not a Windows PC. Instead, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome operating system—Chrome OS—a newer type of web-based operating system.

Chromebooks come in a variety of types and sizes, but all are lightweight and have very long battery life. They don’t have much ...

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