Prologue P. Understanding Chrome, Chromebooks, and Cloud Computing


This book shows you how to use a Chromebook, which is a new breed of ultra-portable netbook computer. Chromebooks run the Google Chrome OS operating system, a new type web-based OS, and can run any web-based application. It’s all a form of cloud computing, which uses applications and data files stored in the “cloud” of the Internet, not on any individual personal computer.

Because of its web-based nature, using a Chromebook and the Chrome OS is quite a bit different from using a traditional notebook PC and Microsoft Windows. To get the most use out of your new Chromebook, then, ...

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