The first and obvious one is that you work in a less secure environment.
But this is a well known drawback for anyone who is used to working in this mode.
No more not having your preferred programs at work, in your just-installed system, or even in the old PC of your grandmother's.
The second and more obscure drawback is that some interactions between normal mode programs and elevated mode programs stop to work.
For example, you can't drag and drop programs anymore from Explorer to Configuration form because of a Windows security feature.
After installation, Linux requires configuration and systems administration.
Corporate systems need monitoring, backups, updates, as well as system and user management.
Sy Menu can be installed on your local disks, pen drives, Flashdrives, external USB disks, memory cards and even CDs and DVDs.
It's easy to use and to configure and it uses the power of its search-as-you-type menu in your host PC and removable media.
In that case the lock icon changes to show the different reasons for which the read only mode is on.
You can exclude a computer from the read only mode, creating a file called READONLY.
At the same time the Action Modifier for execution in elevate mode is disabled because when Sy Menu is running with administrative privileges, every launched app inherits this elevated status.