Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Learning Chrome OS.
This course will get you familiar with how to use a Chrome book or any device using Chrome OS. Before you take this course, you should be familiar with the basic operations of other operating systems like Windows or OS X. You should also know how to use a mouse, work with windows, how to use a web browser, and how to perform basic operations with files and folders. If you feel that you need a refresher on some of these topics, take the Computer Literacy for Windows or Computer Literacy for Mac courses available in the lynda.com training library.
While having a Chrome book or Chrome device would be helpful, it isn't necessary to complete this course. I'll demonstrate all the topics that are covered in this course. In addition, there are no downloadable lesson files or materials outside of the videos themselves. Also one final note is that not all Chrome devices are the same, just like how all laptops aren't necessarily the same. There might be differences to where icons are located and the names of certain parts of the operating system. Okay, so with that out of the way, let's go ahead and get started.
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.