Guest blog article by Steve Loosley, Tech Blogger
It’s Monday morning, and you’re in a hurry for work. As you back out of the garage, you feel a sudden bump. Startled, you jerk to a stop, jump out, and discover that your car just flattened your computer.
Face it. You just ruined your day.
If you use a conventional laptop running Windows, Mac OS X, or some flavor of Linux, it will take all day to setup a new computer, assuming, of course, that you have a backup.
But, if you’re on a Google Chromebook, no worries! You can setup a new Chromebook in less time than it takes to grab a Frappuccino on your way to work. You’ll be working full speed before you finish your morning fix.
What is a Google Chromebook?
A Google Chromebook is a laptop computer that runs the Chrome Operating System, an open source operating system based on Linux that Google began developing in 2009.
A Google Chromebook
- runs one program, a Chrome web browser;
- boots in 8 seconds and resumes instantly;
- lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge;
- updates itself automatically;
- continuously improves itself;
- sets up in less than 10 minutes;
- is always backed up;
- is completely secure;
- is immune to malware and viruses;
- weighs just over 3 lbs; and
- accesses the web on WiFi or 3G.
Try the following experiment to see if your ready for a Chromebook. On your computer
- download and install Chrome, Google’s web browser;
- close all applications;
- start only the Chrome browser; and
- do all of your work in your browser.
“All of my work?” you ask. “How can I possibly do all of my work in only a browser?”
If you’re a Google Apps user, you know the answer: You use Gmail for email; Google Calendar for your appointments; Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; Picasa to view and edit photos; and Google Music Beta to stream your tunes.
What do you think? Can you do all of your work in a web browser? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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