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So I now still have the MacBook, 2006 vintage, battered but still working, and the Lava 7-inch tablet I,'m writing this on, and also an Acer Iconia, 10 inch, which doesn.'t seem to replace either of them. I bought it on M.'s behalf but she doesn't want it. I could re -eBay it or keep it though it isn't as portable as the Lava nor as versatile as the keyboard,-equipped MacBook. The Lava seems very much like a PDA to me. The Asus eeeTransformer came up in discussion as a notebook replacement;do you need a hard drive if you need a hard drive if you keep data online or just don't have much data?

on 2012-07-05 08:56 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alexmc.livejournal.com
Assuming it wasn't a rhetorical question....

I've had 'arguments' with people who don't think cloud computing is ready for the everyday consumer but one thing which *is* working is Cloud Storage. Things like Dropbox, Google Drive, Ubuntu One, and so on provide a good place to store your main data files that you are working on. Their size means you can't put too many movie rips, but for office data files they are great.


But I would still keep some kind of machine with a platter (old style) hard disk even if it is a backup device you use once in a blue moon.

on 2012-07-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] camies.livejournal.com
It wasn't a rhetorical question at all! I have only recently discovered Dropbox and provided you always have an internet connection - which is increasingly likely - don't see why in-use files shouldn't be there. Though as you say it would be a good idea to have local storage of the hard disk kind.

on 2012-07-05 07:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alexmc.livejournal.com
You can use Dropbox (and similar) with intermittent connection. You typically have a local copy of the files. You only need an internet connection to upload changed files, or download ones changed on other machines.

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