I feel reassured when the people who were responsible for my computer's creation aren't doing their very best to hide the fact that what they sold me was, in fact, a computer.
I get machines are now marketed as lifestyle accessories, but they can also, unapologetically, be computers. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Edit: Looked at the network requests, it's not images. It's returning config files with the information to emulate it.
I realize this is a rather shallow simulator working more closely on the with the view layer than the underlying model/hardware, but...
The site is still there and still being updated! The oldest example is now https://www.chasms.com/winxp/desktop.htm#
So often I've had a frustrating conversation like "Okay, do you see something that says 'wifi' or 'ethernet'? Hm, ok, no go back.. is there another button that says 'Network' or 'Adapter settings' or something like that on the screen?".
I like that Lenovo has this resource too (and exposes it publicly), and really every manufacturer should, but I honestly can't think of a time I've ever had to remotely fix a system by changing something in BIOS. It's pretty rare to change a setting there in the first place, aside from when you're doing the initial build or major hardware changes. If you were providing remote support to the people doing the hardware changes, though, this would be invaluable.
The 220's are still very popular especially with the crowd that would find this interesting or useful.
Maybe you've never done remote support with an individual who is not particularly skilled with computers, but as someone who has, this is exactly the kind of tool you'd want at your disposal.
> perhaps you would also enjoy the router admin interface emulators of TP-Link
Oh sure, it's great that it exists and I would like to have these for Windows or MS Office (most family questions are about that), but I don't particularly care to browse through a random BIOS/router/Windows interface just for the heck of it.
Attempting remote support that requires BIOS or Router changes is much easier if you can tell the person, exactly, what the click word for word, or even provide screenshots with instructions in say a manual... Getting them can be harder tools like this help alot
I have used things like this when development instructional material for new Technicians or as reference for people that many not work with those systems every day...
Just as an example
Should I disable this forever? Is Computrace tracking me even with the service not connected to anything?
* Deactivate the Rootkit: Attacks on BIOS anti-theft
* Stuff just got real - First Computraced-based UEFI rootkit