Thinkpad Access Connectons 4.1

Downloading Thinkpad Access Connections 4.1 right now, looking at the changelog, I see one thing in particular I really like:

- (New) Support Firefox internet browser setting in location profile

Yea! Now Firefox can be configured using Access Connections too. This is great because Access Connections is used by many business people on their Thinkpads to manage multiple connection profiles. The ability to adjust Firefox settings quickly like that, brings it that much closer to matching IE for business needs.

On a sidenote, 4.01 causes my CPU to spike every several seconds (not much, but enough to be wasteful). Hopefully 4.1 contains a fix for that issue (no mention of it in the changelog though. I was looking around for a way to report this bug, but haven’t found any place on the IBM/Lenovo website.

IBM Access Connections

For those without Macs. IBM’s Access Connections is what makes Thinkpads feel a bit Mac like.

It allows the computer to change network configs real nice and quick. Kind of like Location manager. Also is capable of automatically finding your network between multiple network adapters. Much more mac like than Windows XP is by default.

Not quite OS X, but it saves me a TON of time.

WiFi is sweet. Perhaps one day I shall document a bit more of good home networking.