ChromebookA Chromebook is a computer running the Google Chrome OS that first began shipping June 15, 2011. Some of the things that make the Chromebook different than other laptops, ultrabooks, and netbooks is that they require Internet access to operate, are usually the cheapest, and instead of installing and running programs from the hard drive almost everything is run from the cloud.

The Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Google to work exclusively with online web applications. After its initial development on July 7, 2009 Google made the operating system an open source project under the name Chromium on November 19, 2009.

Also see: Chrome, Google, Linux