Available today: Latest Surface devices launch in over 20 more markets around the world | Microsoft Devices Blog

Today, we’re excited to bring the latest Surface devices – Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 – to more customers around the world and to announce that Surface Headphones will be available in eight new markets beginning in March.

Surface family

It’s been an exciting start to the year for Surface. In January, Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones launched across Asia for our customers in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Last week we showed strong momentum for the business when we announced Q2 results. Surface revenue increased 39 percent, with its biggest quarter ever, as our new devices clearly resonated with customers across commercial and consumer segments.

And today we’re thrilled to launch Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 in over 20 additional markets as well as announce that Surface Headphones will launch in eight new markets next month.

Woman holding Surface device

These devices add to our growing family of Surface products, giving our customers the ability to choose a device that will fit their own personal style and adapt to their needs. The addition of the new matte black finish for Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 brings a sophisticated elegance to the Surface line-up. Every Surface brings to life innovations across hardware, Windows, Office and AI to empower people all around the globe to do more, achieve more and dream more.

Surface Headphones launch in eight new markets

Woman wearing Surface Headphones

Beginning in March, Surface Headphones will launch in eight new markets: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland. Built to complete the Surface experience, Surface Headphones are designed to help get you in your flow, no matter where you are. Whether you’re working on a train, sitting in a coffee shop or in an open office environment, Surface Headphones let you control what sounds you tune in or out with the intuitive dials on each ear that control volume and 13 levels of noise cancellation. With up to 15 hours of battery life*, Surface Headphones can follow you throughout your day. Surface Headphones pair nicely with any Bluetooth-enabled device, allowing you to move seamlessly across multiple devices.

Customers are what bring Surface to life

We build Surface products to empower people, all around the globe. Whether you’re an architect designing a new building, a student entering college, or a frontline worker working outside of a traditional office, the teams that are building Surface across hardware and software work tirelessly to create experiences that will help push our customers forward. Nothing inspires our teams more than seeing the incredible things our customers do with our products. With Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones becoming available to more customers around the world, we can’t wait to see the amazing things they do.

To see which products are available in your locale, visit Surface.com.

*Battery life varies with usage and settings

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
REMINDER: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to consider switching to the Slow ring. Slow ring builds will continue to be higher quality.
If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1).

Help gaming on Windows and play State of Decay!
We’re excited to bring technology tailor-made for gaming to Windows. Help us validate these systems work as expected, and play State of Decay for free (limited time only!). Just tell us about any problems you encounter with installing and launching the game.
Note: we only have a small number of available slots currently, so don’t wait too long to sign up. But if you don’t get in this time, don’t worry, we’ll be expanding over the next few weeks so you’ll have more chances. Thanks for making Windows gaming better!

If you have an Xbox Live Gamertag, go to step 2 below. If you don’t have a Gamertag, use your Microsoft Account (MSA) to log into https://account.xbox.com and create an Xbox account. Once completed, you will see your Gamertag in the top right of the page.
Install the Xbox Insider Hub app on the PC you’ll be flighting on (link opens in Store app).
Sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub with your Gamertag.
Select Insider Content in the upper left.
Select State of Decay.
Click Join.
If not redirected, click the Show in store button to launch the Store app.
Install the State of Decay test game to your machine from the Store app
Launch State of Decay and try it out! NOTE: State of Decay is rated M for Mature.

As part of the game launch, you’ll be prompted to install DirectX. This is for testing purposes, so go ahead and do the install, and the game will launch afterwards.

If you find any issues with the install, or if the game fails to launch, please file a Feedback Hub bug under the Microsoft Store category (pick Download or Install depending on your issue), and include WindowsGamingFeedback in the title.

Known issues:

BattleEye software (used by Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and other popular games) does not work correctly with builds flighted to the Windows Insider Fast ring since December. If you have a PC that is not already enrolled in Windows Insider Fast, and you play games that use BattleEye software, we recommend you don’t join Windows Insider Fast on that PC.
If you don’t have access to the State of Decay test game, be sure to use the same Microsoft Account (MSA) and Gamertag for the Xbox Insider hub and the Microsoft Store app.
If you experience an error related to DirectX, please first file a Feedback Hub bug following the instructions above, and then try the following:

Launch the game again. This should trigger the DirectX installer to run which should fix any issues caused by previous install failures.
If the above doesn’t work, uninstall State of Decay by right-clicking Start, selecting Apps and Features, and then selecting Uninstall for the State of Decay entry. Then try the download and install again.
If you continue to see the same error even after the steps above, you can also try downloading and installing DirectX manually: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

If the Install button in the Store doesn’t work, please first file a Feedback Hub bug following the instructions above, and then try the following:

Restart your PC and try the install again.
If the above, doesn’t work, click Start, search for ‘wsreset’ and run that command, then try the install again.

There is an intro video that plays at the start of the State of Decay test game which is squeezed into a thin line on left side of screen. Please ignore this issue; the game works fine once the title screen appears.
If you have a Microsoft Account on your machine which is a Child account and have Parental Controls turned on for that account, the State of Decay test game won’t install. We are investigating a fix for this in a forthcoming Windows flight.
You can install and run the State of Decay test game in a Virtual Machine (VM) if you aren’t able to test on real hardware; the download and install will work fine, but you will experience slow performance when running the game itself. Note: downloading and installing is still very helpful to find issues!

REMINDER: The new tamper protection setting in the Windows Security app protects your device by helping to prevent bad actors from tampering with the most important security settings. The setting is designed to be on by default, however the default state is not currently in effect for current Insider Preview builds. You may see a new recommendation in the Windows Security app suggesting you turn this setting on.
We fixed an issue resulting in a recent increase in taskbar icons becoming blank.
We fixed an issue where your cursor color and size settings wouldn’t persist upgrade.
We fixed an issue where hardware keyboard text prediction settings wouldn’t persist upgrade.
We fixed an issue resulting in Settings crashing when going to Color Filters.
We fixed an issue resulting in Sign-in Settings crashing recently under certain conditions.
We fixed an issue where changing the state of the Hey Cortana toggle in Settings wouldn’t stick.
We fixed an issue where the Cortana section of Settings was visible in regions where Cortana wasn’t supported.
We fixed an issue where the icons and text in the new Settings header were misaligned an certain window sizes.
We fixed an issue resulting in an unexpected blank space in the navigation pane in Privacy Settings.
We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft David speaking when previewing voices under Settings > Time & Language > Speech, regardless of which actual voice was selected.
We fixed an issue resulting in unexpected double spaces when listing the active hours under Windows Update Settings.
When you set focus to search the search box will now have an accent colored border.
We fixed an issue where the Search box in the taskbar was no longer dark when dark mode was enabled.
We fixed an issue where recent activities in Search would use a white icon in light theme even if a dark icon was available.
We fixed an issue that could result in the Start menu resetting back to default on reboot for some users.
We fixed an issue resulting in Shutdown and Restart options in Start’s power menu not showing up in a remote desktop session.
We fixed an issue where having Cortana open would result in an invisible File Explorer window being shown as open in the taskbar.
We fixed an issue resulting in unexpected “The item you selected is unavailable” errors when interacting with jump list list items.
We fixed an issue where explorer.exe would crash if you shared a file via Nearby Sharing and then turned off Nearby Sharing.
We fixed an issue where the File Explorer title bar would blend into black backgrounds when dark theme was enabled.
We fixed an issue resulting in an error when extracting files on the last 2 flights.
We fixed an issue where attempting to set default file association for a filetype that was not explicitly declared as supported by a Win32 app would fail.
We fixed an issue resulting in mouse lag when certain XAML dropdowns were open.
We fixed an issue where unzipping files would throw an error.
We fixed an issue where when files were grouped by date, files that were actually downloaded last month would say “A long time ago” if it was January and the files were downloaded in December.
We fixed an issue resulting in some apps not going full screen properly if the app started from being snapped to the side of the screen. This issue also resulted in the taskbar appearing on top of full screen videos in this scenario, and could result in apps slowly shifting offscreen if repeatedly toggle between snapped and fullscreen.
We fixed an issue resulting in some languages not being able to type in UWP apps recently – Buginese, Friulian, and Gothic were among those impacted.
We fixed an issue impacting the Japanese IME in certain apps, like Microsoft Teams, where if you tried to finalize a converted string by typing, the converted string would disappear.
We fixed two issues impacting the ability to adjust brightness in recent flights.
We fixed an issue that could result in notifications unexpectedly being drawn at the wrong scale fact (too large, or too small).
We fixed an issue where the value in Narrator Settings “Change the level of detail Narrator provides about text and control” might be empty.
We fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox may launch to a black screen for some users.
Narrator now announces headings at all verbosity levels.
Improved reading of pull-down menus in the Skype desktop client with Narrator.
Improve pitch change detection by increasing the pitch deltas for capitalization reading option “Change how capitalized text is read” to “Increase pitch”.
Improved reading while using Narrator’s text movement commands.
Ensured that Narrator’s dialog reading behavior was more reliable.
Ensured that focus is set on the Start menu when minimizing Narrator Home.
Narrator now announces the value of the Calendar Date picker control as a user navigates with the Tab or Shift + Tab key.
Narrator no longer announces blank tooltips.
Removed the “not selected” phrase from speaking with Narrator unless multiple selection is possible.
Continued to refine reading experiences for Chrome as well as some interaction with controls such as combo boxes and expandable buttons.
Made moving by heading more reliable with Narrator and Chrome.
Resolved an issue when changing the navigation mode on the Baum VarioUltra when used with Narrator.
Small app update news for those in Skip Ahead: We’re rolling out Weather app version 4.28.10351.0 to you, which addresses an issue in which the Weather live tile either wouldn’t work at all, or worked but highlighted the wrong location (depending on your configuration). Thanks everyone who reached out about this, we appreciate your patience while we investigated the issue – the app update will be rolling out to other rings soon.

The Windows Security app may show an unknown status for the Virus & threat protection area, or not refresh properly. This may occur after upgrade, restart, or settings changes.
Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
While night light functionality is back up and running, we’re continuing to investigate issues in this space.
When performing Reset this PC and selecting Keep my files on a device that has Reserved Storage enabled the user will need to initiate an extra reboot to ensure Reserved Storage is working again properly.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
After upgrade, there might be two Narrator voices talking at the same time.  Reboot the machine once, this issue will go away.
Some of the Real-Time Protection options for Malwarebytes Premium are not able to be turned on.
MSA user after password change may not be able to login at next attempt. Reboot fixes the problem.
If Magnifier is enabled and set to docked mode, machine will crash and reboot on sign-in creating a boot loop. We recommend anyone who uses Magnifier to disable docked mode for this flight. A fix for this will be in an upcoming build. For users who upgraded and encountered this reboot condition, you can try turning off Magnifier by pressing Win + Esc at sign-in, then change the Magnifier View to Lens or Full screen in the Magnifier settings.

If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring – optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

We have locked down the inbox apps in 19H1. These simplified versions of some of the inbox apps are what will ship with 19H1 when it is released. As a result, Insiders may have noticed that some features have disappeared from these apps. This was probably most noticeable with the Photos app. Insiders can get these features back by going into the settings of an inbox app like Photos and clicking the “Join preview” button.

The Windows Insider Team is hitting the road for Ignite The Tour! If you can be in Sydney on February 13th – 14th, please come and see us. We will be hosting an Insider session at each conference as well as an “off hours” event for Insiders in each city!

Music’s Biggest Night is just around the corner, so make sure to stay up to date with Bing. Explore the category nominees for Sunday’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards, listen to nominated songs and albums, and test your knowledge with a Grammy Awards quiz.
If you want to be among the first to learn about these Bing features, join our Bing insider Program.
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Rewards program provider taps Oracle IaaS for app migration

Oracle lags AWS, Azure and Google Cloud in IaaS market share, but it could gain a stronger foothold with wins from customers as part of a multi-cloud strategy.

Alliance Data Systems provides loyalty program data for retailers, with revenue of $7.7 billion and about 20,000 employees. Alliance moved to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) a couple years ago as part of a broad-based cloud migration strategy. It operated back-office applications such as PeopleSoft and Hyperion from a data center managed by a services partner, but when that relationship soured Alliance chose not to renew the expiring agreement, according to Darren Linden, senior director of IT services at Alliance.

Instead, the Plano, Texas-based company moved the applications to OCI, which is the second generation of Oracle’s IaaS. OCI, initially rolled out in 2016, improved upon Oracle’s first attempt on many fronts, such as networking, storage options, high-performance computing support, compute performance (including bare-metal instance options) and cost.

For its back-office apps, Alliance already uses Oracle’s Exadata database appliances, which combine transaction processing and analytic workloads in the same machine. With OCI, Alliance could move those application workloads to a private Exadata-based database cloud, with all management handled by Oracle, Linden said. Middle-tier and client-side application components use a public compute environment on OCI.

Alliance also upgraded its Hyperion and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition implementations as part of the move to OCI.

Darren Linden, senior director of IT services, Alliance DataDarren Linden

“We took advantage of the move and said, ‘Let’s also erase as much technical debt as possible,'” Linden said. “If we’re going to move it, let’s upgrade what we can.”

Alliance completed the five-month migration effort last year, and so far, so good, Linden said.

The move also saves Alliance a significant amount of money. It’s on track to save $1 million per year compared to what it spent on the previous environment, Linden said.

OCI was the best target for Alliance’s Oracle-centric applications, but about 50% of the company’s IT assets are aligned with AWS, Linden said. OCI makes up about 45%, and the other 5% is on Microsoft Azure.

The mix is both a strategic hedge and a nod to reality. AWS was more mature from a partner ecosystem standpoint for Alliance’s security platforms and content management software, Linden said.

As a prominent early customer of OCI, Alliance may experience something of a honeymoon, as Oracle invests deeply to ensure their success. But Linden is confident it will continue long term, and cited recent conversations with Oracle executives who indicate that the company is aggressively recruiting talent from AWS and others.

“I think they’re bringing in very good [mind share] to continue this momentum,” he said.

Oracle’s IaaS story is far from fully written

OCI has a small market share, but the technology that it underpins is solid, said Deepak Mohan, an analyst at IDC. The challenge for Oracle is to expand OCI’s capabilities, rate of innovation and geographic footprint. “It’s not just EC2 and S3 that drive people to AWS,” he said.

While most end users don’t tap every new feature immediately, they tend to choose a cloud with the intent to try more advanced features later, Mohan said.

We took advantage of the move [to Oracle IaaS] and said, ‘Let’s also erase as much technical debt as possible’.
Darren Lindensenior director of IT services, Alliance Data

It should not be hard for Oracle to grow OCI’s partner ecosystem, given its long history of partnerships on other fronts, Mohan said. Still, for now Oracle’s main goal for OCI is to upsell and cross-sell into its installed base versus try to find brand new opportunities. For that it should have a captive audience for the next couple of years, Mohan said.

And while Oracle has made much of OCI’s price-competitiveness compared to AWS, it’s important to put those statements in context.

“They keep highlighting cost [but] it’s for specific types of workloads,” Mohan said. “They aren’t anywhere close to the entry-level price point in the market. They specifically mean that for the workloads they target, they offer the best price point.”

Oracle isn’t interested in the low end of the market where AWS, Azure and GCP have found success among startups and developers who want to ramp projects quickly and cheaply, Mohan said.

Much of cloud innovation occurs at the grassroots. It will be interesting to see if and how Oracle adjusts its approach to that segment of the market for OCI over time.

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For Sale – M-ITX Desktop Computer – Intel Atom – 2GB DDR3 Ram – 500GB Hard Drive – Windows 7 Pro

I have a Mini-ITX build for sale.

The motherboard and case are new, never used before and the ram was taken from another machine, the hard drive has been used before but is in full working order.

Running Windows 7 Professional already activated with a key.

It does have a slot for a slimline DVD drive.


Mini-ITX case
Jetway Mini-ITX NC9KDL-2550 Motherboard
2GB DDR3 Ram
Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
Intel Atom 1.86Ghz CPU
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
USB 2.0
2 X Ethernet

Power cable included.

Price and currency: 40
Delivery: Delivery cost is included
Payment method: BT
Location: Leeds
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The Twins Challenge: Office 365 crushes Office 2019 – Microsoft 365 Blog

Here’s a question I get a lot: What’s the difference between Office 2019 and Office 365? Aren’t they the same?

Well—actually, no.

In fact, while they have similar names, there’s a world of difference between the two. Office 365 includes fully installed Office applications—including the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. And these apps keep getting better over time, with new capabilities delivered every month. Most importantly, Office 365 is connected to the cloud, so you can access your content from any device, coauthor with anyone in real-time (regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased a copy of Office), and use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create more impactful content with less effort.

On the flipside, Office 2019 also delivers full installs of the Office apps we know and love—but they’re “frozen in time.” They don’t ever get updated with new features, and they’re not cloud-connected. Also, Office 2019 doesn’t support real-time coauthoring across apps, and it doesn’t have the amazing AI-powered capabilities that come with Office 365.

To test our claim that Office 365 can save you time and make work easy (and fun!), we did something unprecedented: We pitted our own software suites—Office 2019 and Office 365—against each other in a head-to-head showdown. We challenged three sets of twins to complete the same tasks in both versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and filmed them along the way.

Want to get to know Office 365?

I think the results speak for themselves; visit the Twins Challenge website for ideas about how to start maximizing your time while creating your best work. AI-infused features—like Ideas in Excel and PowerPoint, Excel Data Types, Ink to Text, and more—will transform your productivity.

If you don’t have Office 365, we have a trial offer for one free month, so you can test it out before committing. We love Office 365, and we think you will too.

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Cloud data management, security top of mind for government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the government fully open again, its IT teams are back working on their data strategies for 2019. Issues at the top of the list include taking full advantage of the latest cloud technologies, better management and sharing of data, and keeping it all safe.

Federal agency CIOs and other data officers discussed their agendas at Creating a Data Driven Government — a one-day conference sponsored by data protection vendor Veritas — here on Jan. 31. Some of the attendees looked forward to resuming operations after the 35-day partial federal government shutdown that ended Jan. 25.

“Now that everyone’s back from furlough, I’m antsy and ready to get going,” said Maria Roat, CIO of the Small Business Administration (SBA). “I’m excited to have my team back.”

Cloud data management remains a big issue with government agencies, as with many enterprises. The federal government launched its Cloud First strategy in 2011 and renamed it Cloud Smart Strategy in 2018. Still, taking a smart approach to cloud data management takes a lot of planning. And with all the talk about cloud repatriation these days, it’s also important to plan how to move data out of the cloud.

Cloud data management starts with a plan

Getting data onto the cloud “is not that easy,” Roat said. “There are a lot of moving pieces that need to happen before you have a data strategy.” Moving more data and applications to the cloud doesn’t mean you can ignore infrastructure. IT is still responsible for access to data, she said.

“We’ve done a huge amount of work the last couple of years upgrading our infrastructure,” Roat said. “You can put all the data you want in the cloud, but if you have a crappy network, you’re not going to get anywhere.”

The SBA has built out its Ethernet network across the entire agency, setting the stage for software-defined WAN and other capabilities, she said.

“As we’re shutting down our data center, moving things to the cloud, people can access what they need from wherever they are, faster,” Roat said. “I’m moving SANs [storage area networks] and storage to the cloud, but I have to make sure it’s accessible.”

The cloud can help reduce and improve infrastructure, while allowing organizations to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning, said Tony Peralta, who handles data architecture for the Bureau of the Fiscal Service at the Department of Treasury.

“Separation of compute from storage is a benefit that can help you adjust the scale of your infrastructure to meet your needs,” he said. “To leverage technologies like machine learning, you can feed into automated DevOps in your cloud to adjust your compute and storage to become more efficient.”

The Department of Energy put its first commodity workloads in the cloud last year and is now realizing the benefits, as well as the challenges.

People say, ‘We can just take all our data and dump it into a data lake. Problem solved.’ Well, those data lakes quickly become stagnant ponds if you don’t have the governances, if you haven’t thought ahead and don’t have all the pieces.
Max EverettCIO, Department of Energy

“We’re a little behind the eight ball, but we’re catching up quickly,” said Max Everett, CIO for the Department of Energy. “I don’t think you can talk about data management today without talking about the cloud. It’s not the right thing in every case, but it’s a great place to go for a lot of workloads.”

Everett cited cloud data management advantages, such as improved availability, disaster recovery and collaboration for a distributed workforce. But the cloud also brings problems, he said.

“Interoperability, lock-in, [and] lack of off-ramping are all challenges you have to think of before you move to the cloud. Access and change control management become much more important,” he said.

There are also misconceptions about the ease of cloud data management that concern Everett.

“People say, ‘We can just take all our data and dump it into a data lake. Problem solved.’ Well, those data lakes quickly become stagnant ponds if you don’t have the governances, if you haven’t thought ahead and don’t have all the pieces,” he said.

Cloud data security a top concern

Security needs to be considered ahead of time as part of hidden costs, because data in the cloud has become a target for enemies, said Donna Roy, executive director of the Information Sharing and Services Office for Department of Homeland Security.

“Storage is cheap, and initially getting into the cloud is cheap, although getting out isn’t cheap,” Roy said. “Sometimes, you decide to push everything to the cloud and deal with it later. But dealing with it later is pushing your problems downstream.

“The longer you keep things, the longer you extend your liability and expose your agency,” Roy said. “While scalability and cost of the cloud have matured, guess who is discovering that this is a big threat? Our cyber adversaries. They now focus on dark data in the cloud, because they know it’s a treasure trove.”

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Peralta said securing data in the cloud is what keeps him up at night.

“The cyberthreat is always out there,” he said. “We have to ensure we’re protecting the information we are entrusted with. We have to make sure we have strong encryption policies and update them constantly in real time. We establish policies on what things should be accessed and what things should not be accessed.

“It’s also important to make sure when we move into a data lake construct, it doesn’t become a data swamp. Tools for cataloging, metadata and classification are crucial,” Peralta said.

Dorothy Aronson, CIO of the National Science Foundation, said she loves the cloud because it removes a number of concerns, but data security isn’t one of them.

“We don’t have to worry about compute power; we don’t have to worry about where we’re putting our data. That takes worries off the plate,” Aronson said. “What worries me is the people — the people who are travelling, the people who have to take responsibility for their data. Currency is our data. Getting people to think in those terms is the hardest part.”

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For Sale – 24″ Apple iMac

Hello everyone. Here we have a very lightly used machine owned since new. It was used with Boot Camp to Windows XP most of its life with some light image based work, and occasionally in OS X, so it’s in good condition. I can supply a Keysonic silver Windows keyboard as was used with this if you would like it. Unfortunately the original Apple mouse seems to have wondered off somewhere, so I’m still trying to track that down. I do have another mouse I can supply if needs be.

The iMac has been security erased and reloaded with all updates up to Yosemite, so it’s ready to go. The specs are 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (according to Mac Tracker can be upgraded to 6GB), and a 320GB HDD. Both memory and disk are relatively easy to replace in this machine and I have done so in another 24″ iMac, so you could load a 1TB HDD if you wished. Indeed if you’re interested, then I can help you through this process.

I have the original installation discs and documentation, and the original power cord, so all will be supplied, but we didn’t keep the original box. Unfortunately that makes it awkward to ship, however the buyer can either collect or I can meet them within a 40 mile radius of Peterborough. I can demonstrate the iMac working if you wish before collection.




More specifications can be found here. Remember this machine has WiFi (802.11n) and Bluetooth built-in, so plug in the power cable, it can be used otherwise completely wirelessly.

Was £100, I’m now looking for £70 o.n.o. please. I may offer this to friends/colleagues but I’m not advertising on any other sites, hence badged advertised elsewhere; just being transparent here.

Thanks very much for looking.

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