Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Que Publishing; 2 edition (April 19, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
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254 pages of how to do it.This should come with every Chromebook.It explains that you can't play ITunes. You have to convert it to MP3. It also explains you cannot upload music from the Chromebook to Google Play. You need a PC to upload music to GooglePlay and then you can play on the Chromebook.. I would suggest anyone considering buying a Chromebook, buy this book first and then decide if the Chromebook is for you.It explains keyboard shortcuts.It explains how to copy, paste and delete, things I had to find out to do on my own, before I bought this book.
I saw a Chrome "Reset" button in my Chromebook settings and figured it would always bring the device back to factory-fresh condition. Silly me. If your Chromebook is acting funny and the software Reset button doesn't help, you'll need a file from Google and a 4 GB USB memory drive to reinstall the Chrome OS, but you'll want to build this recovery stick in advance. This essential, practical advice was worth the price of the book. The rest was gravy.
"5" Star for the Old Mountain Goat - for several years I have liked "Google" and used "Chrome" but now I have my own "Chromebook" and ("...My Google Chromebook (Paperback) by Michael Miller...") and, for me, it is just right for "reading and writing" as I "try-to-learn" in my 82nd year!
Read it from cover to cover and it seems that the author was trying to fill out the book some so the there is a lot of repetitive entries. There is a lot of useful information though so it is worth a read for a Chrome OS neophyte.Finally it is centered around the Samsung Chromebook which maybe the largest seller there should be a greater present of the other models so that people can see how their system compares to the Samsung.
As a very senior ager (84) it takes a little doing for me to learn about things that are second nature to all who have grown up with computers. Your book filled the gaps for me really well. I almost gave it five stars but parts were a little confusing for me to understand.On the whole instead of asking my kids "how do I do that?" I have my Google Chromebook instead and do just great.
If you are not computer savvy this will help get you through the ins and outs of your Chromebook. I had a basic tutorial from a family member and read the book as needed, which was a lot. Some of it went over my head. A bit too technical for a novice. That's why I say it's a must buy for any Chromebook user.
This book fulfilled all my expectations. I bought my Chromebook computer 1-yr. prior to the book, and I was able to motor around my Chromebook pretty good, but I always suspected that there were many more things the Chromebook could do for me. The book was able to fill-in all those blanks for me, and still is! I much prefer having an actual book to refer to rather than tutorials on a computer. I can take the book around with me and read it when I feel like it, it never runs out of battery, and I doubt if anyone will steal it like they would the actual computer. I only wish I would have bought the book with the computer. Oh well!
Michael Miller's Chromebook has quickly oriented me to the use and operation of Chromebook. For nearly three decades I have used Microsoft Windows operating systems. As a retired american I have found that I have greatly reduced computing needs. Surfing the web, paying bills, watching movies, and writing fill my PC requirements. Keeping Windows updated and free of virus and worms has become an annoying expense and hassle.While studying alternatives to Windows OS I came upon Michael Miller's book. The first chapter clearly explains the benefits and drawbacks of the Chromebook as compared to Windows, resulting in a decision to purchase Google Chrome. "My Google Chromebook (2nd Edition)" has continued to help me quickly learn the set up and use. Tricky subjects such as setting up a cloud printing system are clearly conceptualized and explained.Chromebook meets my expectations and retired budget and Miller's book has helped me quickly get up to speed with minimal stress.