Google’s Linux based operating system, Chrome OS, is taking a bite out of Apple. In 2016, Chromebook overtook the sales of MacBooks, although Chromebooks are still a US K-12 story as IDC analyst Linn Huang told the Verge.
Many schools in the US are switching away from iPads to Chromebooks, for various reasons. According to Phys.org, “Google sold the Chromebook on convenience. They’re easier for classrooms to share; just sign in with a Google account, and a student’s apps and documents instantly appear. Teachers also have online tools to lock down what apps and sites students can use.”