Monday, June 21, 2010

Chrome OS in the Raw

Over the weekend, I had the unique opportunity to experience the real world versatility of Chrome OS:  I accidentally left my (current) laptop plug at work.

Notwithstanding the fact that my dear old Acer is a 1.5Ghz piece of plastic that has to rest on top of a book (Raw Food, Real World) and is as fast as a turtle on Thanksgiving, everything went pretty well.

Surprisingly enough, I lacked access to virtually nothing, as all my relevant docs and services are (more or less) on the cloud.

For the most part, I completely forgot how ancient and out-dated the Acer is, and, as Depeche Mode says, "got [my] head in the cloud[]."  Frankly, I no longer want to "see how it feels, with [my] feet on the ground."

In case you're still "utterly bamboozled by all those buttons and knobs," here's a neat pictogram depicting "the cloud."


Christy said...

Aaaawww, remember how we had only seconds till your computer died if it didn't have a plug in.

Remember how we were scared that mine was going to blow.

The good ol' days. :)

Cougar Abogado said...

Haha, yes!

I also loved how I had to position my power cord at just the right angle or it would beep, really loud, back and forth.

JMember said...

Hey hey! Nice job =D
Do you speak Spanish by any chance?
Oh, by the way, what is the device at the left (that has some cables pupping up)? hehe

Cougar Abogado said...

Sí, hablo español. Por eso que digo abogado - soy estudiante de la ley.

I think you're referring to the black slim unit. It's an external hard drive, which, I've been using less and less now that I'm transitioning to the cloud.

One USB cord comes from the external, another's from our antiquated printer.

Thanks for the compliment.

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Cougar Abogado said...

Cool, thanks for the tip, JMember.

JMember said...

np ;D

CCF and JRF said...

I think you and CCF have the same Acer. Were hoping to replace it one day not too long down the road. Depending on how money is when it is time.

Cougar Abogado said...

I hear that. Just remember, with Chrome OS coming out soon, you may want to wait and get a machine with Chrome OS installed . . . save hundreds of dollars and tons of Advil (for operating system headaches).