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  1. Jaron78

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    Afternoon Guys,

    I am officially back full time at CF!
    Just finished the Cyber Ops Course, and while it was interesting, I don't think Cyber Ops is for me.

    I started a new job three weeks ago with a lot more opportunity than the place. We have the NOC team in the office next door. Hopefully, once I have passed the probation, I can start to make enquiries as to how to progress into the NOC.

    I am going all guns blazing on the ICND 1 & 2 and then hitting Juniper Junos. All the while, using Ubuntu as my main Laptop OS as it is what is used in the NOC team.

    Hope everyone is well and looking forward to catching up on what I have missed.
    Cheers
     
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    Welcome back @Jaron78. Good to see you back. I think it's a great idea to get your CCNA through the ICND route. In all my years of certs, the CCNA is still a hugely respected cert.

    With regard to Ububtu. Good work. I've got it too but must admit it's not my main machine. I've gone to the dark (or is it light?) side and am enjoying macOS High Sierra. Well. I was until I made the genius decision to go to 10.13.4 which cuts off external monitors! Currently waiting for displaylink to update the driver
     
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    I updated my mac about two months ago and it broke the thing, called apple support who confirmed it was a bug and rolled me back to a previous build.. not updated again since.
     
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    Cheers Guys.

    The new job is all Mac and Linux. Literally NO Windows. Massive shock to the system, but really interesting so far!

    Cheers
     
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    Don’t blame you. It’s a joke. I’ve got a smart second monitor here sat blank. I’m new to macOS so this is the first time I’ve been stung :(
     
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    Interesting.. how are you connecting it? Mini display port to hdmi? Does the mac detect another monitor is connected when you look in the display properties?
     
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    Fortunately I can have my curves widescreen plugged into it so I have that but my second screen, which I need even though my first screen is big, is just dead. It’s the DisplayLink drivers as you will read here http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos

    I use two multi purpose dongles so lan,hdmi, usb etc which Apple if you’re reading, really make my beautiful MacBook Pro look crap with loads of wires poking out. Good work on only putting usbc ports on this so everything needs dongles now!

    I’m new to Mac but I didn’t think they did this sort of thing. I’ve got a time machine backup but tbh I’ve got to give an important presentation on Monday and while everything’s on one drive. I don’t fancy breaking this thing shortly before a customer meeting :(
     
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    Seen a few people with the same issue - not good.
     
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    just upadted my mac, everything is all good!
     
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    It's funny, some of the guys I work with hate the fact that they chose a Mac for their main machines, they are forever in VDI sessions because the Windows environment (for them) was much more stable and they were able to do more work than on the Mac.
     
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    Sometimes feel like that myself the more time goes on. PCs have HDMI, LAN ports, old and new USB, like literally all PC laptops now I'd say so there's no need for any dongles. I don't think I've ever bought a dongle or similar for a PC laptop. I also produce reports now which I run through PowerBI to spruce up and yay, PowerBi isn't on mac so for a few things that I do, its essential I have access to Windows 10. I had the choice when I started my new job, mac or PC, and I hadn't seen the spec on the PC. I wish I had, it was massively higher in every way :(
     
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    They could always run Bootcamp, I had Bootcamp at one point but deleted the partition.. now if I must run Windows I use Parallels.
     
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    I actually run a MBP with the bootcamp drivers for Windows, there is no Mac OSX installed at all :)
     
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    Lol why?
     
  15. SimonD
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    Actually because I think that the MBP runs Windows better than a lot of other laptops out there, I also have another MBP running OSX tho.
     
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    So... I've had some very strange but positive experiences with this of late. When I first got this MBP 2017, fusion and bootcamp seemed to drain my battery ridiculously fast. I'd go from say 10 hours in macOS to 1.5 hours with either a fusion VM running or bootcamp.

    Don't ask me what's changed but lately I've been able to bootcamp into Windows and get easily 5 hours. Perhaps after 3 months its figured its power management out or something. Either way it's been great of late
     
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    I have a number of old devices but I have never really experienced anything "learning" power plans, it either runs or the batteries die, of course I can reduce consumption with power settings but if I am doing something intensive then it's going to lose power faster than if I am just browsing.
     
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    Yeah I can't explain it to be honest but this MBP is lasting very well on battery. Delighted obvs but I hate it when I can't articulate the reason for something I'm seeing :S
     
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    I prefer power than battery tbh, if I need something for a long time it's going to be the iPad, if I need power it's either the desktop or laptop with power.
     
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    Oh absolutely and how long are we ever not able to plug in, not long
     
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