Older Class – Have a Chromebook? Don’t be scroogled!

scroogled-adMondays: March 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 1 pm
Free TBCS class, suggested $20 TBCS Donation

You’ve seen the cute ad many times. Chromebooks bought over the holidays accounted for more than 24% of all laptop sales. Chromebooks offer huge savings compared to Windows or Mac laptops.

Contrary to the ad, a Chromebook can do meaningful work offline. It’s not trash!

Google Chromium is a disguised and dependable Linux operating system that is so secure no antivirus software is required. Naturally when online you may browse, email, print, chat or compose documents using Google Drive (an online Office application with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications that closely duplicate tasks of Microsoft Office). You get 10 Gb online storage. Google Drive comes free on each Chromebook and you may use it on any computer.

scroogleddontgetAnother nice storage repository is Dropbox. Here you may share files between your Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

It’s possible to setup Chromebooks to accomplish most live tasks offline. This means you save files locally and sync when you go back online. Going deeper, you can unlock Chromium and load extra “non-Google” applications.

Our “Don’t be Scroogled” class will do all this and more and may evolve into a TBCS SIG. It should be fun. I hope you’ll attend this free class and consider giving TBCS a small donation.

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