Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Limitations of Chrome OS, part of Up and Running with Chrome OS.
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…With the simplicity that comes with Chrome OS, there are a…number of limitations that are placed on you when you use it.…The first and potentially largest limitation, is that Chrome…OS is largely dependent on a live Internet connection.…Although there are some storage available on…a Chromebook or Chrome device to save files.…Many of the applications and features of…Chrome OS won't function without an Internet connection.…For example, even if I take a Google Docs document that I create online and…move it to the storage internal to the Chromebook.…If I go offline, I can see the file on my Chromebook.…But if I try to open it to edit it or work with it,…the Google apps web app can't load, since it requires a live Internet connection.…
There are a number of apps that can work online.…However the app requires some connection to an online service.…It won't work or it'll work in a limited capacity.…Similarly to a tablet, I can only use websites or apps…that are either part of the browser or part of the Chrome store.…
This course explains the differences between Chrome and other operating systems like Windows or Mac OS X, and its advantages and disadvantages in relation to these traditional counterparts. You'll also learn how to navigate the OS user interface, work with files, install and manage apps, and customize the Chrome interface for that personalized touch.