Reviews online make me sad at times, its confirmed.
I am looking for a Chromebook at present, I fancy the HP 14″ white chromebook, looking at reviews on reputable places like revoo about it as it is usually a good thing, until you tire of reading the mind numbing stupidity that people come out with.
On buying a chromebook, running ChromeOS, someone actually put this stuff down as a negative reason for the chromebook they have bought -
Immediate boot up
Able to ‘workaround’ lack of Microsoft O.S.
No’ Delete’ Key on keyboard
No Microsoft O.S.
I think I feel a little for this person who has decided its a bad point his Chromebook has no windows OS and his obvious need to “Workaround” its lacking.
Same for all the people who put down “Has windows 8 installed on a laptop” as a negative that they bought it knowing full well it was installed on there.
This weekend was spent what limited computer time I have finally getting around to sorting out my files on my PC after some three years of various copying and pasting going on between the hard disks and many copies existing of the same file, to the point where I thought, enough is enough!
I had an issue recently where I nuked my boot partition with EasyBCD, a wrong click of the mouse by me caused havoc as my boot partition got toasted, so when I recovered it three days later when I had a chance, I have been thinking long and hard about protecting my data since then, even more so in the light of cryptlocker type virus getting into the wild.
Using Linux helps at times but I realised that I should also look to get some form of backup in place in case those things go bang big time, I invested in a portable hard disk and have sorted out a regular backup of my home machine now to prevent all of my photographs being lost.
After the recent issue with my PC, I also could not face sticking an office suite back onto my machine, outside of work I rarely use anything outside of Word/Excel for the odd letter or document, I have also used Libreoffice on Linux and Windows, but again just don’t see the need for its installation right now, deciding that I am going to trial Google Drive in the coming months.
I was already backing up my iphone photos and movies to it with the Google+ app and seeing as iCloud is telling me constantly that I am at my measly 5gb limit, it is pretty much a no brainer for me, “OnDrive” is an option as I also have a 15gb account on there, but its google where I do the majority of my day to day, relying on my Gmail account and liking its 2 step auth security.
So onto the cloud I arise, copying all data over and wondering what google will make of all my past correspondences, though loving the idea of on-access use and editing of my documents, trying to simplify my online presence and need of any base OS.
After toying with blogging last year and trying it out, I settled on giving this a good go, but I will be starting afresh as a lot of what I wrote about was very clunky I felt reading back through it, I had a habit of using 30 words when a single word would do, making each post feel long winded and waffly, hopefully I can prevent that happening this time around, though we shall see !