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For Sale – Wacom Cintiq Pro 13

For sale is my Cintiq Pro 13 which is around 6 months old and in perfect condition with no marks on the display or casing.

So having used the older Cintiq 13HD I can say this is obviously the superior version in terms of build quality now having metal casing instead of plastic with built in foldable feet. The display is still 1920 x 1080 but offer’s a wider colour coverage (100% srgb, 87% Adobe rgb) and it has near perfect parallax, meaning the distance between the pens tip and screen has been greatly reduced. It’s also a touch screen too so more comparable to the touch version of the 13HD.

It can also connect via USB-C which is also handy because of it using a single cable but if you don’t have a USB-C port with display port alternate mode you can still use the supplied Wacom Link with a USB-A and mini display port cable instead. It’s worth noting it also has 3 USB-C ports, SD card reader and headphone jack built into it as well.

It’ll come with everything it came with, most of it unused in its original box, this includes;

1x Wacom Pro Pen 2 w/ 8192 pressure levels
1x Wacom Pen Puck with replacement nibs
1x Pen Holder Attachment
1x USB-C to USB-C cable
1x AC Power Supply
1x UK Plug Cable
1x Wacom Display Link (for connecting to a computer without USB-C through mini-display port)
1x USB-A to USB-A cable
1x Mini-display port cable
1x Cleaning cloth
1x User Guide

Price and currency: £750
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG, Bank Transfer
Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
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Windows 10 Linux subsystem gets first patches

Microsoft released its August 2017 Patch Tuesday fixes, which targeted 48 vulnerabilities across various Microsoft products, including 15 critical patches and the first two fixes for the Windows subsystem for Linux.

One patch for the Windows 10 Linux subsystem remediated a denial of service flaw (CVE-2017-8627) that Microsoft only listed as “important” not critical, but this issue was publicly disclosed so experts said it should be moved up the priority scale.

The other Linux subsystem patch fixed an escalation of privilege issue (CVE-2017-8622) that could allow an attacker to execute code, so Microsoft rated it as critical.

Both patches were for the Windows 10 Linux subsystem, but Microsoft also just announced Insider Builds of Windows Server could begin using the Linux subsystem and it is unclear if the vulnerabilities affect Windows Server as well.

Bobby McKeown, senior manager of engineering at Rapid7, said enterprises should be careful when enabling the Windows 10 Linux subsystem.

“It is likely to increase the attack surface, given that it is going to be harder to control what applications are installed on a machine. Also, the combination of two different systems, which have access to each other’s file systems, is likely to increase possible attack vectors,” McKeown told SearchSecurity. “This is not default for normal users, however, with more and more adoption, it will become a greater target for attacks, and possible disclosure of vulnerabilities will potentially raise the profile of these types of vulnerabilities.”

Dustin Childs, communications manager for Zero Day Initiative, said Microsoft has done well to minimize potential risks associated with using the Windows 10 Linux subsystem.

“While the addition of a new, interactive shell does increase the attack surface on a Windows system, the fact that [the Windows 10 Linux subsystem] cannot run persistent Linux services, such as daemons, jobs, etc. as background tasks limits this threat,” Childs told SearchSecurity. “Any time a new feature is introduced, we know researchers take a close look at it to see if they find anything interesting. After this initial spike, it’s likely this component will receive a similar amount of attention as other, similar components.”

Other patches to prioritize

Beyond the Windows 10 Linux subsystem patches, experts roundly agreed the highest priority patch was CVE-2017-8620, a critical vulnerability in the Windows Search service which could allow an attacker to take control of the target system and “install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights,” according to Microsoft.

Jimmy Graham, director of product management at Qualys, said this was the third time Microsoft has needed to patch the Windows Search service.

“As with the others, this vulnerability can be exploited remotely via [server message block (SMB)] to take complete control of a system, and can impact both servers and workstations,” Graham wrote in a blog post. “While an exploit against this vulnerability can leverage SMB as an attack vector, this is not a vulnerability in SMB itself, and is not related to the recent SMB vulnerabilities leveraged by EternalBlue, WannaCry, and Petya.”

Childs agreed this was the most critical bug of the month.

“As with the previous Search flaw, within an enterprise, an attacker could remotely trigger the vulnerability through an SMB connection and then take control of a target computer,” Childs wrote in his analysis. “That’s pretty close to wormable and just the sort of thing malware writers look for in a bug. Also, let this be your monthly reminder to disable SMBv1.”

Childs also suggested organizations make note of CVE-2017-8664, a remote code execution flaw in Windows Hyper-V.

“This could allow for an attacker on a guest OS to escape and execute code on the underlying hypervisor,” Childs wrote. “Back at the 2017 Pwn2Own competition, a Hyper-V escape like this one would have earned the contestant $100,000 USD. Although we didn’t have anyone attempt this product this year, it’s safe to say we’ll likely get some attempts should the category return.”

For Sale – Computer/HTPC parts

I am selling my home built HTPC (running Win 10 and Kodi) which has served me well for the last 2 years but has now been replaced by an Nvidia Shield. This is a fully passive HTPC, with the case acting as a giant heatsink for the CPU and the GFX is passive as well.

Was originally hoping to sell as a unit, but will sell components separately. The full spec is as follows:

Intel Celeron G550T (35w, dual core, socket 1155) CPU – £20 (OEM, no box)
4Gb Corsair DDR3 Select Ram (2x 2gb) – £20 (no box)

PicoPSU (150W) + FSP Power Brick – £40 (no box) SOLD
Radeon HD6450 GFX (half-height, single slot, passive) note this shows as an HD-7450 in the screen shot) – £15 (boxed) SOLD
Streacom FC8 EVO HTPC case (black) + Streacom IR Receiver + HP MCE Remote – £80 (boxed) SOLD
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 ITX Motherboard – £25 (box only) SOLD
Sony Optiarc BD-5850H Slot Load Blu Ray Drive – £40 (OEM, no box) SOLD

More photos available on request.

Thanks

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Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4GB

How much you looking for it? Is it boxed? Any pictures? :D

There’s actually two sizes of this card, it states 277mm on the MSI website but I think most are slightly smaller at around 267mm. I’ve bought one already of the smaller ones and looking for another the same ideally.

For Sale – Computer/HTPC parts

I am selling my home built HTPC (running Win 10 and Kodi) which has served me well for the last 2 years but has now been replaced by an Nvidia Shield. This is a fully passive HTPC, with the case acting as a giant heatsink for the CPU and the GFX is passive as well.

Was originally hoping to sell as a unit, but will sell components separately. The full spec is as follows:

PicoPSU (150W) + FSP Power Brick – £40 (no box)
Intel Celeron G550T (35w, dual core, socket 1155) CPU – £20 (OEM, no box)
4Gb Corsair DDR3 Select Ram (2x 2gb) – £20 (no box)

Radeon HD6450 GFX (half-height, single slot, passive) note this shows as an HD-7450 in the screen shot) – £15 (boxed) SOLD
Streacom FC8 EVO HTPC case (black) + Streacom IR Receiver + HP MCE Remote – £80 (boxed) SOLD
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 ITX Motherboard – £25 (box only) SOLD
Sony Optiarc BD-5850H Slot Load Blu Ray Drive – £40 (OEM, no box) SOLD

More photos available on request.

Thanks

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Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Computer/HTPC parts

I am selling my home built HTPC (running Win 10 and Kodi) which has served me well for the last 2 years but has now been replaced by an Nvidia Shield. This is a fully passive HTPC, with the case acting as a giant heatsink for the CPU and the GFX is passive as well.

Was originally hoping to sell as a unit, but will sell components separately. The full spec is as follows:

PicoPSU (150W) + FSP Power Brick – £40 (no box)
Intel Celeron G550T (35w, dual core, socket 1155) CPU – £20 (OEM, no box)
4Gb Corsair DDR3 Select Ram (2x 2gb) – £20 (no box)

Radeon HD6450 GFX (half-height, single slot, passive) note this shows as an HD-7450 in the screen shot) – £15 (boxed) SOLD
Streacom FC8 EVO HTPC case (black) + Streacom IR Receiver + HP MCE Remote – £80 (boxed) SOLD
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 ITX Motherboard – £25 (box only) SOLD
Sony Optiarc BD-5850H Slot Load Blu Ray Drive – £40 (OEM, no box) SOLD

More photos available on request.

Thanks

screen shot.jpg

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Wotton-under-Edge
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Riverbed Xirrus merger brings SD-WAN, wireless integration

WAN optimization company Riverbed Technology, which recently acquired Wi-Fi vendor Xirrus, plans to add by the end of the year features to SteelConnect Manager that will move the software closer to becoming a combined wireless and software-defined WAN management console.

While modest, the SteelConnect Manager changes point to Riverbed’s longer-term strategy of providing a single interface for overseeing Riverbed Xirrus access points (APs) and switches and SteelConnect-branded SD-WAN appliances and software.

Riverbed plans to perform the integration through a string of software updates that will protect the investments customers make today in Xirrus and Riverbed hardware, said Bruce Miller, the head of product marketing at Riverbed. “It’s a pure software play.”

Managing the Riverbed Xirrus network fast lane

Before the end of the year, SteelConnect Manager users will sign-in once to also access the Xirrus management console and to toggle between the two. Early next year, Riverbed plans to let customers use Manager to push out policies that prioritize traffic flowing through Xirrus APs.

For example, network managers could direct to the fast lane data traffic moving to and from critical business applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, while relegating non-critical applications or websites to second-tier lanes. Managers would also have the option to block traffic to non-business websites or online services.

Riverbed Xirrus APs and Manager use the same mechanisms for inspecting packets to identify applications and enforce policies, Miller said. The similarity in technologies makes the integration process easier.

Providing a single interface for managing wired and wireless devices has been a trend in the networking industry for several years. Riverbed wants its integration strategy to differentiate itself from rivals Cisco, Citrix and Silver Peak, which also have WAN optimization and SD-WAN products.

Further out, Riverbed plans to funnel traffic data from Xirrus APs into SteelCentral, the company’s network performance monitoring (NPM) tool. The modular platform performs various NPM functions, including standard infrastructure availability monitoring, application monitoring and deep packet inspection capabilities.

Riverbed has integrated SteelCentral with its SteelConnect SD-WAN. Also meshed with the two products is Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN optimization technology.

As a whole, the products let IT managers monitor application performance across hybrid WANs, remote LANs and cloud networks. Network operators can also set the speed that data travels across the networks based on the performance needs of applications.

New Riverbed Xirrus AP

In other Riverbed news, the company introduced this week a Xirrus 802.11ac Wave 2 AP called the XD2-230. The device has a maximum throughput of 3.9 Gbps and supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), a variant of Bluetooth personal area network technology. BLE is designed to connect with internet-enabled machines and appliances. The list price of the XD2-230 is $695.

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Make a Windows Server 2016 Essentials comparison to find the best fit

Windows Server 2016 Essentials, which replaces the soon to be obsolete Small Business Server, is available in two…

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similar-sounding options. And the version you install has a direct effect on usage rights and available features.

One point of confusion among enterprises during a Windows Server 2016 Essentials comparison is whether Essentials is a role within Windows Server 2016 Essentials or if it’s a separate stockkeeping unit (SKU) or edition. The answer: It’s both. And the difference between the two comes down to client access licensing.

The Windows Server 2016 Essentials edition is a separate SKU that you purchase. When you install an Essentials server from this SKU, it automatically establishes this version and sets up tools — after installing the core Windows Server 2016 OS.

The Essentials edition suits small businesses, nonprofit organizations and other businesses that previously gravitated toward Small Business Server; these shops likely desire a prefitted kit that sets things up and eliminates the need to hire a full-time IT staff member.

The Essentials experience, on the other hand, refers to the Essentials role that you can check within the Server Manager’s Roles and Features Wizard in any Windows Server 2016 edition. The Essentials role puts the features and control panel of Essentials onto a regular server box, without the native licensing features. All Windows Server 2016 DVDs and ISO images have this role as an option, so you get the functionality without purchasing the separate SKU.

Benefits of the Windows Server 2016 Essentials role

So, after a Windows Server 2016 Essentials comparison, why would an administrator want to install the Windows Server 2016 Essentials role? The bottom line: cool features. The Essentials product includes a portal that enables you to access certain desktops or laptops off premises using Remote Desktop Services over the web — without having to set up the RDS web experience and deal with certificates and Secure Sockets Layer ports. It also has a client backup feature; admins choose 100 of the most important user desktops and can automatically back them up to a member server — either instead of or in addition to the enterprise’s current backup strategy.

Why would an administrator want to install the Windows Server 2016 Essentials role? The bottom line: cool features.

For example, a branch office within your company needs some of the Essentials features but also must be connected to the domain at corporate headquarters. There are times when it’s valuable to have the Essentials role available along with the separate SKU. Often, this setup is ideal for smaller networks and small businesses that don’t have a full-fledged AD deployment but need on-premises authentication and storage that communicates with Office 365, hosted email and SharePoint functions.

Caveats of Windows Server 2016 Essentials

While in some cases it is beneficial to have both the Windows Server 2016 Essentials SKU and the role, there can be issues with this setup. A Windows Server 2016 Essentials comparison reveals some caveats:

  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials edition must act as the domain controller at the root of a forest; it must hold all of the flexible single master operations roles. However, admins can deploy the Essentials role or experience on any member server in an existing AD domain.
  • From a support perspective, the Essentials edition supports 25 single users and 50 devices, while the role on a regular member server supports 100 users and 200 devices.
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials licensing diverges widely. Windows Server client access licenses must separately cover all of those 100 users and 200 devices on a member server under the Essentials role, as the role does not include any built-in client access licenses. The Essentials SKU, on the other hand, includes 25 user and 50 device client access licenses for that product — without the need to purchase any additional licenses.
  • Admins can only back up client computers to the one computer that is running the Essentials role; this must be configured manually.

Next Steps

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Test your Windows Server 2016 licensing knowledge

Think carefully before a Windows Server 2016 upgrade

Dig Deeper on Windows Operating System Management

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How can IT put PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment to use?

PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment is a tool that can benefit all levels of users, which is why many developers and administrators use it almost exclusively when working with PowerShell — often skipping the original console altogether.

With PowerShell ISE, which provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for writing and fixing PowerShell scripts, IT administrators and developers can write, edit and run PowerShell scripts and commands. It provides a more user-friendly way to work with the wide range of features available for creating and testing PowerShell codes.

For example, PowerShell ISE includes IntelliSense for autocompleting commands and for matching cmdlets, variables, parameters and other language elements. The GUI also provides quick access to a variety of snippets that make it easier to construct command logic, such as looping structures. In addition, admins get multiple execution environments, selective code execution and the ability to run commands from either the PowerShell script or the console pane.

What else can PowerShell ISE do?

PowerShell script development

PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment provides many other features to support PowerShell script development, such as drag-and-drop editing, tab completion, block selection, syntax coloring, keyboard shortcuts and Unicode support. Plus, admins can open PowerShell script files by dragging them from Windows Explorer to the PowerShell ISE GUI. They can even extend the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment object model to customize the deployment and add functionality.

Troubleshooting

Admins can also use PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment to troubleshoot and debug PowerShell scripts. Although this goes hand in hand with script development, sometimes admins must fix an existing script and want to use PowerShell ISE’s debugging capabilities. Not only do they get features such as selective execution and multiple execution environments, but they can also set up breakpoints, step through code, check variable values and display call stacks. In addition, PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment displays parsing errors as admins type.

PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment is also useful as a learning tool.

Running complicated commands

Admins might also use PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment when they want to run complex ad hoc commands and prefer to avoid the inherent clunkiness of the PowerShell console. With PowerShell ISE, they can type all their code in the script pane and then, when they’re ready, run part or all of the code. This also makes it easier to tweak the script if admins need to run it multiple times, incorporating slight modifications with each execution.

Learning

PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment is also useful as a learning tool. Someone new to PowerShell can benefit a great deal from built-in features, such as IntelliSense, snippet access and parse error displays.

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