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Chromebooks - Eight disadvantages - Part 3: Updates and backup

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#1 Michael Pietroforte

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:55 PM

Google officials claim that, with Chromebooks, you don't have to take care of backups and software updates. I doubt that this is an advantage.

Last week, I outlined why I believe that Chromebooks are no match for Windows netbooks when it comes to accessibility and the ability of their applications. Today, I will address two topics that Google explicitly names as two advantages of Chromebooks—that is, the fact that you need not worry about backups or updates.

4. Backups
That you don't need to take care of backups if you store all your data in the cloud is a claim often put forward. Of course, this is supposed to also be one of the alleged advantages of Chromebooks. From my point of view, it is one of the major disadvantages.

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