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Hello, let me do some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on Chrome OS here:

Q: So, What Is Chrome OS?

A: Chrome OS is an operating system by Google that is based on Linux.

Q: What types of devices does Chrome OS come on?

A: Chrome OS can come in the form of a Chromebook (Laptop), Chromebase (All-In-One), Chromebox (Desktop) or a tablet. These devices are made by leading computer manufacturers such as HP, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, Samsung, and Dell. This entry for example is being made on a Chromebase made by Acer.

Q: What types of programs and applications can be run on Chrome OS?

A: Any web-based application can be run on Chrome OS such as Zoom, DocuSign, Transaction Desk, MLS Software, Realist, RPR, etc... You can also run any Android App on Chrome OS through the Google Play Store including Microsoft Office Apps like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and One Drive.

Q: Why would I recommend Chrome OS for Real Estate Professionals?

A: There are quite a few reasons. First is that everything that is vital for a real estate business such as Web-Based Programs and Android Apps can be run on Chrome OS. The second reason is that since Chrome OS is based on Linux it is much more of a lightweight operating system than Windows which in short means by using Chrome OS, you can get better performance on lower grade hardware. (I'm not going to go into details about processors here, but on computers with entry level processors you can still get great performance using Chrome OS, like I do on this Chromebase with an Intel Celeron processor). Third is that Chrome OS has built in security software that is far more capable than the built in security software in Windows. Fourth is that many new Chromebooks (Made 2020 and later) are now guaranteed to be getting somewhere in the neighborhood of eight years of updates yet many Chromebooks fall into the sub $500 category, so you are getting more bang for your buck with a newer  (2020 or later) Chromebook versus a typical laptop especially when you include not having to pay for security software annually. In addition, you can use Google Applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slide for free instead of having to pay for a Microsoft Office subscription, which saves even more money over time.

I just wanted to do a quick introductory FAQ post here. I hope this helps everyone out there looking to learn more about Chrome OS and why it is great to use for Real Estate business purposes.

Until Next Time,
Dave


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