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Benefits of a CR-48

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

Just wandering through a Google Image search today, I ran into a great example of where a protected web-only operating system can save you some trouble. Although a good anti-virus/anti-malware program would prevent infection if you’re even a little aware, the ChromeOS netbook prevents anything bad from happening at all. I was expecting to include a screen shot here, but the latest ChromeOS version apparently breaks the screenshot functionality entirely. Anyway, the screen shot would have shown you an imge that looks remarkably like Windows XP’s security center, with lots of flashing red warnings of impending doom from all the Win32.worm things. This is particularly amusing on a Linux-based device, of course.

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grassrose
Apr. 24th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
*snerk!*
I love it when I'm cleaning folks' PCs and the first thing I do is put a hosts file manager on their system. It's fun watching all those little popups trying to connect to the blocked mother ship. Then I start the actual cleanup. It's a lot easier when they're not actively trying to crash your machine while you work.
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