Chrome OS System Administrator's Guide

By Willie Sanders
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About this book

Google's Chrome OS provides a great platform for developers as it provides access to multiple operating systems. What sysadmins need is a guide to its unique features... And here it is: Chrome OS System Administrator’s Guide. This book will give you an overview of the features and functionality of Chrome OS from a sysadmin's perspective.

This book starts by explaining Chrome OS architecture and its built-in tools that perform essential tasks such as managing user accounts, working with data, and launching applications. You will learn a simple way to modernize your devices through the new Chrome OS Flex along with you will get an overview of the most popular Workspace Apps such as Docs, Gmail and Drive, and many more. Then you will learn how to implement security features so that you can harden your Chrome OS against cyber attacks. Towards the end, you will learn how to launch and run Linux shell scripts using the Crosh command and explore how the Google Workspace Admin console helps Chrome OS to meet the needs of the enterprise with ease.

By the end of this sysadmin book, you will be perfectly placed to perform a range of system administration tasks with Chrome OS without requiring an alternative operating system, broadening your options as a developer, sysadmin, or engineer.

Publication date:
February 2023

About the Author

  • Willie Sanders

    Dr. Sanders is a faculty member of Towson University (Towson, Maryland), where he motivates his student to succeed. He also held senior technical roles with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Pearson Education where he worked as a Sr. Systems Administrator on their Global IT Team. In each of these roles, he grew to become a subject matter expert (SME) who was heavily relied on for his technical expertise and communication skills. Also, in 2015, he founded the 501c3 nonprofit organization Pass IT On, as a way to combat the technology skills gap experienced by youth and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. As Pass IT On's Executive Director and Sr. Instructor, he has helped to impact the lives of thousands of individuals in Baltimore City, Maryland, and the surrounding region.

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