I want to test laptops?
You know how Google recently had the pilot program for testing Chrome OS?
Is there any website where I can test laptops (i.e Dell XPS)? I want to test a laptop, receive it by mail and keep it.
Any options? I don’t even care about being paid. I just want to receive a free laptop to test
This doesn’t happen.
Dreams are not Reality
Internet connectivity problems…?
I have a laptop with the Windows 7 OS, and I have IE (64-bit and the regular 32-bit) and Google Chrome. A few days ago, my Internet started acting strangely. I could connect to the Internet, but neither Chrome or IE or display web pages (any of them, for that matter). I used the troubleshooter and nothing came up. It told me to use online resources. Today, I discovered that my IE 64-bit still works, but is much slower than the 32-bit IE or Chrome.
I have checked my proxy/LAN settings, changed my prefered DNS and IP stuff to what google suggested for chrome (18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124), asked for help on the google help page (and got nothing constructive), restarted my computer, scanned for malware, spyware, and other viruses… I don’t know what I should do.
I contacted google, and it was the address they provided. I am unable to use IP or URLs to access web sites. I changed the DNS thing back to the normal settings, though.
I’m a little concerned to see you setting specific IP addresses for DNS from a third party site. You should be using your ISP’s DNS servers which are normally automatically configured.
Are you able to say, ping google.com and have it resolve to an IP? And can you provide the URL to the resource you got these settings from (for context)?
EDIT: Since changing the DNS settings back have their been any changes? And can you provide the above mentioned? Look forward to your reply!
Firefox 4 freezes every now and then for about 10-15 seconds?
I’m using Firefox for a long time. Lately, since Firefox reached the 4th version, it keeps freezing every now and then for about 10-15 seconds (“Not responding”). Initially I assumed that it might be a temporary problem. Then the Firefox 5 has been released and I installed it. Nothing changed. I had to reinstall the OS (Windows 7) anyway, and I did that, thinking it might resolve my Firefox issue too. It didn’t. So now, my last resort (actually I should have done that a few steps earlier, but that’s not the point) was launching Firefox in safe mode (with add-ons disabled, bla-bla, like it’s fresh installed). That didn’t helped either.
My laptop has a Core 2 Duo Intel processor, and about 4GB of RAM. I’m using Windows 7 64bit and I’ve tried Firefox 6 (Aurora) and 7 (Nightly) on 64 bits too, and the problem was still there.
I’m also taking into account that some problems might be caused by flash plugin. When I tried 6 and 7, on the 64 bits versions I installed the 64bit flash plugin too. Still no change. From my observations, the problem occured usually when the pages I accesed were containing flash content, but not only in those cases.
Concluding, my best guesses would be: flash plugin or the OS being the 64bit version.
I like Google Chrome too, so that would be my alternative, but I love Firefox especially for it’s add-ons and I’m so used to it, and so on, I have an entire list of reasons motivating my wish to not change the browser.
So, could someone give me a solution for my freezing problem, please?
I forgot to mention: also, during the freeze, the CPU frequency rises to 50% for both cores, I noticed that in the Task Manager. The amount of used RAM memory doesn’t change.
- I ran it in safe mode, so without addons or anything – not working
- I disabled hardware acceleration, and also updated my display drivers – not working
- Without flash plugin I haven’t tried, but there is a lot of flash content over the web, and I wouldn’t “survive” being unable to see it.
The most important notice I had so far, is that I might not have any problems with a new profile. Yes, someone suggested me to delete an addon, not just disable it, so I thauthoughtat if I would start an entirely new profile?
A new profile has no addons, nothing old in it. Just the plugins remained. I’ve imported the bookmarks and installed just ABP addon so far. Seems to work fine, but I can’t fully say that is ok until I’m not finished testing it for a longer period (that idea occuoccurredme last night).
If that’s the problem, has anyone a clue, what could the old profile have “bad” in it? I still tend to belive that not the addons where the cause, because, as I’ve mentioned, I tested F
The only version of Flash Player for 64-bit Windows web browsers is a preview release. It’s basically beta software and probably doesn’t run properly.
Use the 32-bit version of Firefox instead. The 32-bit version of Flash Player will be much more stable.
What’s going on with my desktop computer? Items are removing themselves and the internet isn’t working.?
Okay, the internet won’t work even though I’m connected. Anything that I’ve downloaded, if I go into it it says item can’t be found would you like to remove.
Now I don’t have google chrome, msn live messanger, skype and internet explorer won’t connect at all. Why the hell is it doing this?
Recently I downloaded Flyakite OS x, it worked on my laptop and made it look like a mac, but I think it did this to my desktop.
How can I fix this?
START———->PROGRAMS———->ACCESSORIES———->SYSTEM TOOLS———->SYSTEM RESTORE(OPEN)———>RESTORE MY COMPUTER TO AN EARLIER TIME———->NEXT———->select the day or some days before you have installed Flyakite OS x and press next
your system will be restored
windows 7 vs google chrome os?
i have vista and it is time for a change. should i go with windows 7 or wait to see how well google chrome os will perform?
It depends. Google Chrome is based on Linux, and is good for netbooks, old laptops, computers you don’t want to spend money on to upgrade.
Since you’re using Windows Vista, I’m guessing that 1) you’re not using a Netbook and 2) you find it rather annoying. Either way, I recommend buying Windows 7 instead. It was built to fix the errors embedded in Vista and should provide a much better computing experience.
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