So we got our CloudBook, unboxed it, and we’re all excited to start using it and doing our hands on when the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen happens. We couldn’t get through the setup program because we couldn’t find an Ok or Next button!You know how it is when you first start a new computer or you first install a new OS. Whether it’s Windows or Mac OS or Linux, you’re going to be asked for certain information before you get to your desktop for the first time. The computer is going to prompt you to select a language, a timezone, and some other basic things.
The problem with the CloudBook setup is that we were stopped cold at the timezone prompt. We tried clicking everything on the screen to no avail. We hit every key on the keyboard, including Enter. We also resized the window to see if we were missing something.
We didn’t think there was a way to get past this screen:
Notice the lack of an Ok or Forward button or anything resembling one. So we tried to close the window and we were indeed able to do that. However, all we get is an empty desktop with no way to continue, load programs, or do anything. We’ve tried every possible key combination we could think of and there seemed to be no way to get any kind of menu or load any kind of program. Updated: Thanks so much to Brad Linder who suggested we use Alt + Click to drag the top of the window above the screen. Indeed, there were Back and Forward buttons below the screen.
Update: This resolution problem may occur on CloudBooks sent to consumers. We just got a note from Everex’s Paul Kim saying:
It looks like the gOS team loaded the wrong size opening windows on a few of the press samples. Iâ€™m talking to them now to try to see what happened but will keep you updated.
Update: We now have a complete mini-review of the CloudBook posted.