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What is a Chromebook? Why is it the Perfect Computer for Parents & Grandparents?

Simple and secure, the Chromebook makes getting things done in and out of the classroom, at work, or at home quick, easy, and affordable. Chromebooks were introduced in June 2011. In just a short time they now comprise 58% of the computers used in K-12 school classrooms. For the parent or grandparent, this relatively inexpensive computer is far easier to use than a full-featured Windows or Mac computer would be.

They’re effectively impervious to viruses. They can use Voice commands: You can say “OK, Google” from the launcher to invoke Google’s voice-powered assistant. There is tight integration with everything Google: Gmail, Drive, Calendar and so on. That means any document created in, say, Google Docs is automatically archived to Drive. It’s like full-time, automatic backup for nearly everything the user does. The most recent Chromebooks can use Google Play to install almost all Android Apps that are available for phones and tablets.

The Virtual Chromebook Meetup

elder chromebookThis website is the home of the Virtual Chromebook Meetup. The Meetup is open to any computer or technology user group or anyone interested in learning about Chromebooks.

The meetings will be announced soon and will be available live on line. The meetings will be recorded and those recordings will be available on this website.

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How to Install Firefox in Chrome OS

How to Install Firefox in Chrome OS

Look, the whole point of Chrome OS is…Chrome. But if you’re a rebel and a fighter, you can step outside that box and do the unthinkable: Install Firefox on your Chromebook. Here’s how it’s done.
How to get Photoshop on Chromebooks

How to get Photoshop on Chromebooks

A Chromebook is an excellent and often cheap alternative to most laptops running Windows or MacOS. However, given the limited storage and use of the cloud with ChromeOS, major software that lots of people use on Windows and MacOS are unavailable. The good news is that things are slowly changing, especially with the option to now access Android apps on ChromeOS.
After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

After using Chrome OS for four months, I never want to go back

Even though I've been enthralled by Android since the original Galaxy S Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, it took me until this year to finally give Google's desktop operating system — Chrome OS — a proper try. I dabbled with Chrome OS a bit back at my high school on education-focused machines, but I've never actually owned a proper "adult" Chromebook to get an idea for how the platform works and feels on a day-to-day basis.
Is A Chromebook Right For You Comparing Word for Windows And Word For Android

Is A Chromebook Right For You? Comparing Word for Windows And Word For Android

If you’re thinking about buying a Chromebook, you’re probably wondering whether it will run a word processor that suits your needs. If you use Google Docs, there’s no problem. Google Docs is identical on Chromebooks and Windows platforms. Microsoft’s Word is another matter. There’s a Word for Android app that works beautifully on a Chromebook, but it’s not as full-featured as Word for Windows. Here’s how the two versions of Word differ so you can decide if Word for Android will work for you.

Tutorials and Help for Chromebooks. Some are Original by Hewie Poplock. Some are from Google & other sources. To view all of the Tutorials Click Here