For years laptops have been rapidly eating into the desktop marketplace, becoming the preferred version of the PC most people want to own. And why not? After all, it’s great to be able to take your entire computer with you instead of being chained to your desk with it. And when it comes to laptops there’s no denying that some of the hottest and most genre-defining have been Chromebooks–laptops which are known as a “thin client” notebooks.
But what is a Chromebook exactly? Many manufactures make Chromebooks (ASUS, HP, Lenovo) but the concept of a Chromebook itself was invented by Google, which makes it own Chromebook–the Pixel. Chromebooks are referred to as a “thin client” notebook because for the most part it relies on a constant internet connection–or technically a connection to the millions of servers that make up “the internet”–to get anything done.
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Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.
I must admit that I love my Chromebook computer. I am using it more and more every day, including right now as I write this article in Microsoft Word Online. This low-cost ($150 to $500 US) powerhouse does almost everything I ever want to do on a computer. I am also impressed with the privacy and security that the Chromebook provides.
Of all the consumer-grade operating systems available today, most security experts will tell you that Linux is the most secure of all. That is especially true of the more security-focused “distributions” of Linux, such as Tails, Security Enhanced Linux (often called SELinux, developed by the NSA’s Trusted Systems Research Group ), Ubuntu Privacy Remix (UPR), or Whonix. All of these are designed to protect your private information and to keep out spies and hackers.
I am not aware of any published studies comparing the security of Chromebooks versus any version of Linux.
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Chromebooks have been with us since way back in 2011. Now, as Wi-Fi becomes more ubiquitous and web apps grow more powerful, these lightweight laptops are really taking off. The user-friendly Chrome operating system seems simple—that's part of its appeal. But you can still uncover lots of advanced features and tricks if you know where to look—and we do.
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