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Best Chromebook "how to" book and a lot more, too.
on April 15, 2013
IMHO, this timely book is, by far, the best book on the chrome OS, the Google ecosystem and the new Chromebooks.
But all the new and different models of Chromebooks really aren't the point. The point is the Google Cloud computing eco-system, which all of the chromebooks access for us.
This eco-system and its ramifications for the users, is the major focus of this fine book. We users are very lucky to have Mr. Rome on our side.
i read the first edition of this book, a year and some ago, when it was the only thing around, and I was pleased and impressed with it. It was a big help to my learning process. Now, the book has been added to and revised for a second time and it is even better yet.
Meanwhile, i have moved from the Chrome browser, to the prototype CR-48 Chromebook, and then quickly through three generations of production Chromebook computers to the revolutionary $250 machine just out. All along the way, I have benefited greatly from Mr. Rome's books.
C.H. Rome, is very familiar with his subject. He regularly uses a Chromebook for his own projects, including creating published books and articles, and including writing this fine little book.
Best of all, the author is a writer with the rare gift for clearly explaining complicated technical subjects. I was very lucky to have stumbled across Mr. Rome.
Suggestion: you need this book to fully understand both your new Chromebook and the general Chrome phenomena now breaking on our 21st century digital shores. Stop dithering around and buy it, now !!!! It will make you happy.