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Chromebooks: How Chrome OS Security & Updates Work

Chrome OS Security

Chromebooks are laptop computers that use Google’s lightweight desktop operating system, Chrome OS . Chromebooks are lightweight, portable, and easy to use with virtually no learning curve. You can do all of your work from within the Chrome browser — it’s simple and provides a comprehensive environment to get things done.

Overview of Chrome OS on Chromebooks

Chrome OS Maintains Two System Images at the Same Time, in Separate Partitions, On Disk

  • This allows you to  continue working while system updates are applied, with just a 6-10 second delay on the next reboot so that the second partition can be updated too. In other words, since Chrome OS swaps between the two images, there’s no waiting for the updates to be applied, and you can be up and running in just seconds with new software. 
  • IT admins will never need to schedule or otherwise micro-manage updates because updates are both automatic and non-disruptive.

Chrome OS and Security Update Schedule

  • Google ships major version updates for Chrome OS about every six weeks, with minor improvements often added in-between.
  • Important security updates can be pushed out in 24 to 48 hours when required.
  • Updates happen automatically in the background and are applied seamlessly to the backup partition.
  • All software updates are provided and pushed directly from Google, so there’s no third-party intermediary involved, further helping to speed the delivery of Chrome OS updates.

Samsung Chromebook Plus

Samsung Chromebook Plus – one of the newest, most powerful Chromebooks available. It’s a 2-in-1 with touchscreen, stylus, and lots more. 

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