Posts tagged connection
Once upon a while my Internet Service Provider who i am very dissatisfied with “decides” to pull the plug on my internet connection for no reason whatsoever for a little while. So knowing that I have a HSDPA USB Modem laying around with a 3GB monthly dataplan i thought i could install its Hutchison 3G software on my Windows Server 2003 to have a backup internet connection at hand.
After some restarts the software still wouldn’t recognize the Modem so I thought I could run it in Compatibility-Mode for Windows XP. This resulted in the program window not showing up at all while it would make the “explorer.exe” stop responding entirely. When I killed the “3DataManager.exe” however this happened:
So this Flashlight we all know from the XP-days seems to try to catch up on all the CPU cycles it missed while the Data Manager was open. It stopped pretty soon afterwards though as you can see.
I’ve been one of those who were eagerly awaiting the first impressions of Google’s Chrome OS since it was announced some time earlier this year. One positive remark right there can be made because they seem to have been quite eager to get it out there as well. Open Source, so much the better.
I knew that it was going to be a Browser-based OS like none has ever been before but judging by this first release I’m still a bit disappointed.
So to the right you see what the login-screen looks like. And “woohoo” you have to log in with your own Google Account. Internet Connection required of course. Pretty nice idea. But while that is handy because it enables you to log in to the same account on different computers you will see later why I dont think it’s necessary for now.
Next up we have the Chrome Browser which shows up full-screen as soon as you’ve successfully logged in. The tabs I opened in the second screenshot aren’t open at first Login. There’s just the Google Calendar and an empty tab as far as I recall. Of course with every Google Service you use the Login-Information needed doesn’t have to be entered separately every time. You can for example use Google Reader for RSS Reading, Google Mail for writing Emails and so on. So a colleague of mine dared me to write a Document on this thing and email it to her. Seems quite impossible on a Browser-Based OS with no desktop or additional applications. But in fact it’s not that hard. Everybody who used Google Documents before should know that.