Re: There are lots of Russian companies that moved their head offices to supposedly safe countries.
... and there is me thinking I shouldn't be panicked into uninstalling Kaspersky because I have my Acronis backups to fall back on.
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The advert I know about says Chromebooks are "the laptop with built-in virus protection."
The advert also clearly shows anti-virus software pop-ups appearing on the "other" machines
In practice this means passive protection from sandboxes, secure boot, hardening, making some important stuff read-only. and loads of other stuff
There is no active AV of the type that is necessary on MS-Windows machines, that depend on a supply of signature data to keep up with the current threats.
Yes you will not gain protection from new vulnerabilities that arise and are exploited, but you will remain as protected as you were before.
It is not the machine that changes, but the environment.
Ideally Google would make their support of Chrome OS extend well into the life of the longest living devices. The concern their is that this would hold back feature updates across the stable due to increasing complexity of feature development and testing for so many platforms.
Google should work with the manufacturers to make the support life of the products more visible at the point of sale.
"... I honestly cannot figure out why anyone would do this."
Have you never had an email from someone where they replied to the last irrelevant email they got from you instead of typing in your email from fresh?
Have you ever checked the document properties of a report or presentation and found they relate to a completely different document, author and company because someone just grabbed the nearest thing and recycled it?
And the 8086 was designed to make porting code from the 8080 relatively straight forwards. So all the applications (Wordstar dBase, etc.) that ran on CP/M were quickly ported to CP/M-86 and MS-DOS/PC-DOS computers.
For some reason the software on the Archimedes seemed to before much more advanced than that for Win/x86 machines. E.g. ImageFS - open an image file as a folder and drag and drop multiple alternate formats that seem to be present inside, SparkFS - another installed file system that mad Zip archives behave like folders, Artworks - real time updates of graduated fills as you dragged a pointer around the screen, Techwriter - takes too much description but people seeing how it works would invariably get angry saying "why doesn't my computer do that!"
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