* Posts by sheardp

3 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jul 2023

Google Drive misplaces months' worth of customer files


I store all my data on Google Drive. It's a lot better than storing it locally, but I back it up every week.

Farewell WordPad, we hardly knew ye


I remember using it to edit RTF documents, but I cannot remember why.

Linux has nearly half of the desktop OS Linux market


Full Linux kernel

I'm a retired Android developer and a big fan of ChromeOS Flex. It allows me to reuse the laptops my kids used at uni and run Android Studio on very modest hardware. It's much more responsive than any version of Linux I've ever tried and gives me exactly what I want: a browser, a media player and a file manager. I also make full use of the Google suite of apps and am amazed that people still store their data locally. When I do run Linux apps, the tight integration with the file manager and the text editor is much appreciated, and the diagnostics app is a hidden gem.

My intuition tells me that ChromeOS does not run a full Linux kernel, but only those services that it needs. That is what I would do myself and it would explain how it is able to outperform lightweight distros such as Atom.