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How to try a Chromebook for free

I’ve been seriously considering buy a Chromebook for my kids to use at home recently, but wanted to check whether the kids can get on without Windows before buying a new laptop – so here’s how to try it before buying anything.

Chrome running as a Windows 8 app - more than a browser
Chrome running as a Windows 8 app – more than a browser

Chromebooks use an operating system from Google called ChromeOS, which is mainly based on the Chrome browser. It can’t run Windows applications (or Android) – it can only run web sites, or Chrome Extensions and Applications which you usually download through the Chrome Store.

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