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For Sale – Synology DiskStation DS416j with 2x2TB HDD

It’s the 2016 model, it’s been on most of the time for four years.

The drives are a couple of years older than that, were in a 2 bay NAS prior.

These are the model numbers of them-
Seagate ST2000DL003 3.5 inch 2TB Hard Drive (Serial-ATA, 6Gb/s, 64Mb, 5900RPM).

They are not new by any means but they have been faultless for their whole lives, error free and awesome.

I would say although being on 24/7 I only use the NAS a couple of times a month, so they haven’t been hammered.

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For Sale – HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation – i7-8700, 16GB, 512GB

For sale my lightly used HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation.

I picked the low end model of this up for a bargain on eBay, and loved it so much I bought the next model up with the option of discrete graphics, and upgraded that – hence this is now for sale.

Excellent physical condition – some small scratches to the top cover (from previous owner, guess it was in a mount), otherwise near immaculate, and in perfect working order.

Please Google it for the universally excellent reviews! This is basically the Wintel/PC equivalent of the latest Mac mini.

Comes with HP onsite warranty until 29 June 2022. A fresh and fully licensed copy of Windows 10 Pro has been installed and activated, so it is ready to go straight out of the box.

Lates (i7 9th gen) version is £1100 from HP: https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=8JJ67EA&opt=ABU&sel=WKS&lang=en-GB&pup_e=1&pup_cid=55877&pup_id=8JJ67EA%23ABU&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqT5BRAPEiwAJlBuBSfxb69dj9gzWSEo_mRXnDxzHZD4RvtSyw_jer9lFLoRUFFaBrsbJRoCC-wQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Full details here: HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Specifications
HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation.
Intel i7-8700 CPU (6-core, 3.2-4.6 GHz)
16GB Samsung DDR4 2666 MHz RAM (single DIMM, two DIMM slots in total so one remaining)
512GB Samsung PM981 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD (3000MB/s read, 1800 MB/s write)
Integrated UHD630 graphics. These are actually pretty good nowadays if you don’t have much demanding 3D work. Supports dual displays at 4K.
VGA port in the FlexIO slot.
Gigabit ethernet (no wifi/BT, easily remedied with a USB dongle if required)
Windows 10 Pro – Fresh Install and licensed to the PC.
Original PSU brick
New HP keyboard and mouse (USB)
HP Warranty Until April 2022

Any questions, just ask!

Thanks for looking​

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For Sale – HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation – i7-8700, 16GB, 512GB

For sale my lightly used HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation.

I picked the low end model of this up for a bargain on eBay, and loved it so much I bought the next model up with the option of discrete graphics, and upgraded that – hence this is now for sale.

Excellent physical condition – some small scratches to the top cover (from previous owner, guess it was in a mount), otherwise near immaculate, and in perfect working order.

Please Google it for the universally excellent reviews! This is basically the Wintel/PC equivalent of the latest Mac mini.

Comes with HP onsite warranty until 29 June 2022. A fresh and fully licensed copy of Windows 10 Pro has been installed and activated, so it is ready to go straight out of the box.

Lates (i7 9th gen) version is £1100 from HP: https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=8JJ67EA&opt=ABU&sel=WKS&lang=en-GB&pup_e=1&pup_cid=55877&pup_id=8JJ67EA%23ABU&gclid=CjwKCAjwjqT5BRAPEiwAJlBuBSfxb69dj9gzWSEo_mRXnDxzHZD4RvtSyw_jer9lFLoRUFFaBrsbJRoCC-wQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Full details here: HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Specifications
HP Z2 G4 Mini Workstation.
Intel i7-8700 CPU (6-core, 3.2-4.6 GHz)
16GB Samsung DDR4 2666 MHz RAM (single DIMM, two DIMM slots in total so one remaining)
512GB Samsung PM981 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD (3000MB/s read, 1800 MB/s write)
Integrated UHD630 graphics. These are actually pretty good nowadays if you don’t have much demanding 3D work. Supports dual displays at 4K.
VGA port in the FlexIO slot.
Gigabit ethernet (no wifi/BT, easily remedied with a USB dongle if required)
Windows 10 Pro – Fresh Install and licensed to the PC.
Original PSU brick
New HP keyboard and mouse (USB)
HP Warranty Until April 2022

Any questions, just ask!

Thanks for looking​

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Oracle’s release cadence opens door for Java support rivals

As it switches to a paid support model for Java, Oracle may leave a considerable amount of money on the table for competitors to swoop in and grab.

Although many customers will continue to choose to use the proprietary Oracle JDK, for which they will have to pay a subscription fee for Java support, many users are looking at alternatives, according to a recent survey of enterprise Java users.

The survey, commissioned by Azul Systems, indicates that 80% of Oracle JDK users are looking at other options, which include OpenJDK and OpenJDK-based offerings such as Azul OpenJDK, AdoptOpenJDK, and Amazon’s Corretto. Azul said its OpenJDK-based Java support offering costs less than Oracle support while remaining in compliance with Java SE standards.

Last year, Oracle shifted from providing free Java updates to requiring paid subscriptions if customers wanted to keep their Java SE 8 and Java SE 11 deployments secure and up to date. That shift leaves a total addressable market of $2.5 billion for Oracle and its competitors to provide Java support, according to the survey.

Citing the onset of its quiet period, Oracle declined comment.

JDK users seek Oracle alternatives

A 2018 survey commissioned by Oracle and security vendor Snyk showed that 70% of Java users said they used Oracle JDK, 21% used OpenJDK, 4% used Eclipse OpenJ9/IBM J9, 2% used Android SDK and 1% used Azul.

Jeffrey Hammond, vice president and principal analyst, ForresterJeffrey Hammond

The 2020 version of that same report showed that 36% of developers switched from Oracle JDK to an alternate OpenJDK distribution over the last year, such that 34% said they use currently use Oracle JDK, 24% said they use AdoptOpenJDK, 15% said they use an OpenJDK implementation from Oracle, 14% said they use OpenJDK implementations from “other” providers, 4% use Amazon Corretto and 4% use Azul.

The 2020 JVM report also indicated that 86% of enterprises are not currently paying for Java support and do not wish to, while only 9% said they are paying for support.

“Over time, I expect most developers will adopt OpenJDK and I’d expect that would gradually reduce the number of customers that feel compelled to buy licensed support,” said Jeffrey Hammond, an analyst at Forrester Research.

How big is the Java support opportunity?

Meanwhile, other observers agreed that Oracle is leaving money on the table but expressed skepticism about the $2.5 billion figure.

“I’m not sure I would bank on that huge number, as the premise behind it is based on the Java release cycle prior to and including Java 8,” said Brad Shimmin, an analyst at Omdia in Longmeadow, Mass.

From there on, Oracle moved to a six-month update cycle with the intent of helping customers move more in lockstep with Oracle in terms of upgrading Java. The motivation behind this, from Oracle’s perspective, is to enable them to dedicate more energy to the task of bringing Java forward rather than supporting legacy implementations.

Over time, I expect most developers will adopt OpenJDK and I’d expect that would gradually reduce the number of customers that feel compelled to buy licensed support.
Jeffrey HammondAnalyst, Forrester

“Obviously, not all companies can or wish to move at that pace, which brings OpenJDK support contracts into the picture,” Shimmin said. “Customers wishing to stay on aging versions, such as Java 8, can seek third-party support from vendors like Red Hat, IBM, Azul, Perforce and, of course, Oracle.”

The $2.5 billion figure is questionable because Java adoption was largely driven by a distaste for Microsoft and the promise of writing apps once and running them anyplace — all backed by a then very powerful Sun Microsystems, said Rob Enderle, founder of the Enderle Group in Bend, Ore. Oracle acquired Sun, and Java, in 2009 for $7.4 billion.

“The hate for Microsoft has largely evaporated, hardware diversity makes write once, run anyplace largely a fool’s game due to the massive difference in screen size and platform performance, and Azul is no Sun Microsystems,” Enderle said.

However, other observers said the large estimate for the Java support market is justified because Java remains viable and can even grow with the advent of cloud-native computing strategies such as containers and microservices.

Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse FoundationMike Milinkovich

Java, Java EE and Jakarta EE remain dominant in deployed enterprise systems, and microservices in Java via Spring and MicroProfile represents a significant portion of cloud-based systems, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.

“So, yes, I believe that Azul’s estimates are plausible,” he said. “It will be interesting to see if any community-led solutions such as AdoptOpenJDK gain traction as a vendor-independent solution to Java’s long-term support challenges in the enterprise.”

The Snyk-sponsored 2020 JVM ecosystem report showed that 23% of enterprises surveyed said the switch to a six-month release cadence had an impact on their decision to pay for support. And for those willing to pay for support 55% said they would pay Oracle, 17% said Red Hat, 16% said IBM and 12% said Azul.

“Azul definitely has proven that there is a significant business opportunity in providing support for OpenJDK and older versions of Java,” said Cameron Purdy, CEO of stealth startup xqiz.it and former senior vice president of development at Oracle. “While Oracle will likely be able to vacuum up the largest enterprise deals, as part of their enterprise sales bundling model, the price of Oracle support and its general inapplicability to smaller businesses means that there is a vast, underserved market.”

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For Sale – Surface Pro 4

Hi,

Surface pro 4 intel core m3 model with 4GB Memory and 128gb storage. It is in very good condition with only a few minor usage marks which can only be seen up close. Complete with charcoal keyboard and the black surface pen with spare nibs.

Original charger and a third party charger included.

No box but will be delivered safely packaged.

Location
Cumbria
Price and currency
£280
Delivery cost included
Delivery Is Included
Prefer goods collected?
I have no preference
Advertised elsewhere?
Not advertised elsewhere
Payment method
BT

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For Sale – 19 ” x 2 Monitor

Hi All

I have 2 of 19 ” for sales.

– Dell 19″ Model 1908FPt : , VGA x 1 , DVI x 1 , USB x 2 on the side , USB x 2 on the back . I think you can find more detail on google. Price £20

– Acer 19″ Model ACER AL1906 : VGA x 1 . as well more detail on google. Price £10

As I don’t have any appropriate boxes for these 2 monitors , so you ‘re welcome for the collection.
Please see the attached file for the photos.

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For Sale – Dell Latitude 2-in-1 (m7, 8GB, 512GB, 4K touchscreen)

Dell Latitude 7275 hybrid laptop. Top spec model with expensive accessories (stylus, backlit keyboard/case).
Top end 4k 12.5 inch multitouch screen. CPU Intel Core m7-6Y75, 8GB memory and 512GB Samsung NVMe SSD. Still under warranty (March 2020)

Location
bristol
Price and currency
380
Delivery cost included
Delivery is NOT included
Prefer goods collected?
I have no preference
Advertised elsewhere?
Not advertised elsewhere
Payment method
BT

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For Sale – Mac Mini (Late 2012), Magic Keyboard and Trackpad, Monitor

Hi ModestN….

1. Model info…. (I’ve previously been advised against sharing serial numbers publicly so hope this is sufficient)
Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: Macmini6,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz

2. Yes, that’s fine. Without the monitor, I’d like £440 delivered or £420 collected from London.

3. SSD is ‘Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD1(Z) 500 GB (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD)’ – taken from the amazon page where I bought it (I installed it myself)

4. I’m not massively keen on doing this, but aware that I have limited feedback on this forum. You can check out my eBay feedback – my username is mrcjbush – or let me know where you are as collection could be possible.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thanks,

Chris.

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Wanted – Budget ITX bundle (South East)

Well actually I can’t remember what model it is, but its a Lian Li Aluminium full tower case. It has been in my loft for at least 5 years, but is in near perfect condition (if not perfect) no scratches or anything. I know it has at least a 12 bay capacity – not surprising being a full tower, but just cant remember exactly how many without going up and looking. I’m pretty sure its a Lian Li PC-V2000 plus but can’t say without double checking. Anyway, other than that I think your best option is a Fractal design case. the ‘R’ series… R2, R4, R5, have 8 bays, and you may be able to pick one up cheaply as I think the R6 is the current model. I have an R4 in use as my main desktop.

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