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Chromebooks are a faster and fairly inexpensive computer that start up in less than 7 seconds, offer thousands of web-based apps, have built-in virus protection, and can easily synchronization to ...

Chromebooks are a faster and fairly inexpensive computer that start up in less than 7 seconds, offer thousands of web-based apps, have built-in virus protection, and can easily synchronization to Google’s cloud and burgeoning services infrastructure. In this webinar:
 Learn Chromebook specifications.
 Understand how to use a Chromebook.
 Discover how to install Linux and dual boot.
 Determine if Chromebooks are a good fit for your library.

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    Introducing Chromebooks Introducing Chromebooks Presentation Transcript

    • Introducing Chromebooks
    • http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn @cmairn
    • Agenda: • Learn Chromebook specifications. • Understand how to use a Chromebook. • Discover how to install Linux and dual boot. • Determine if Chromebooks are a good fit for your library.
    • box • • • • • • • • • • • Intel® Celeron™ processor 4 GB RAM Built-in dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n Gigabit Ethernet 100 GB Google Drive Storage w/ Solid State Drive 6 USB 2.0 ports 2x Display Ports(compatible w/ HDMI, DVI, VGA) DVI-I single link output (compatible with VGA) Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible Kensington™ key lock compatible Keyboard and mouse not included Front Back More info: http://goo.gl/tJwfE9
    • Source: http://goo.gl/lDSQ7J
    • More info: http://goo.gl/JqgSK8
    • O S … is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work primarily with web applications and consists almost entirely of the Google Chrome web browser. More info at: http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os
    • Automatic system updates More info: http://goo.gl/PZffiF
    • Web apps vs. Extensions • Web Apps are essentially websites (e.g., Google Docs). • An extension affects something global on your browser (e.g., Google URL shortener). Source: http://goo.gl/W1cT5Q
    • Tour Want more? Let’s hangout! ctrl + alt + ? = map of keyboard shortcuts.
    • support.google.com/chromebook support.google.com/chrome
    • http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/
    • Incognito Window More info: http://goo.gl/9RixHu
    • 1. 2. Vine video: http://goo.gl/YCpjy1 3.
    • Dual-booting Linux on a Chromebook Step One: Enable Developer Mode Important: this will wipe your local data, so make sure to back anything up that you don't have stored in the cloud. • Press and hold the Esc and Refresh keys while pressing the Power button to reboot your Chromebook into Recovery Mode. • Recovery Mode pops up — press Ctrl+D (Developer Mode) • It will return to the screen with the red exclamation point. Leave it alone until it reboots into Chrome OS. Note: some older Chromebooks have a physical switch that you'll have to flip in order to turn on Developer Mode More info: http://goo.gl/LGCc2k
    • Dual-booting Linux on a Chromebook continued … Step Two: Install Crouton • Download Crouton and save it in your Downloads folder. • Press Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up a terminal on your Chromebook and type shell to enter an Ubuntu shell. • Type sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce to install Crouton. • Enter a username and password for your new Ubuntu installation. • Type sudo startxfce4 to start your desktop environment. • Switch back and forth between Chrome OS and Ubuntu by using Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Forward (ARM-based Chromebook) or Ctrl+Alt+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Forward (Intel-based Chromebook). More info: http://goo.gl/LGCc2k
    • Linux Chrome OS
    • Should libraries consider Chromebooks?
    • Full report: http://goo.gl/56URUv
    • Silicon Valley Library Lends Google Chromebooks! Source: http://goo.gl/jmD8IH
    • Entire White Paper: http://goo.gl/afXn6a
    • Chrome Device Manager More info: http://goo.gl/A2DUF1
    • Chromebook Live Demo? Let’s Hangout!
    • http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn @cmairn