Posts tagged with "Windows"
Ways to download a file from a remote Windows machine

During network exploitation/pentesting/system administration, sometimes you’ll get on a Windows target and need to download a file – i.e. move it from your client to the target. This is a common problem with a lot of good, quick solutions. Other times, you’ll get on a Windows target and need to upload a file – i.e. move it from the target back to your client. This tends to be a little trickier, but there are nonetheless a few reasonably quick and easy ways to do it. I’ve documented five of them...

GPU passthrough: gaming on Windows on Linux

For a long time, I’ve been trying to figure out just how to get the best of both worlds in terms of running Windows and Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I’ve tried the obvious options: I dual-booted Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop for most of my university career, and more recently I’ve tried just running a Windows host with a virtualised Ubuntu in VMWare. Neither of these approaches fully satisfied me. With dual-booting, the other OS on your system is a full reboot away. If...

The unified Windows 8 experience

I recently attended a talk from Microsoft on creating Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps. The talk started off with a speech about Microsoft’s aim to unify the Windows experience over all devices – desktop, tablet and phone. This has of course been Microsoft’s main talking point ever since the release of Windows 8 and related tablets and smartphones. I’ve opined about my problems with Windows 8 before, but I’ve only just now had this thought: does anyone actually want a unified experience across all their devices? And now...

Goodnight, sweet prince

So today’s the day support for Windows XP officially ends. Windows XP was released to the public on the 25th of October 2001. I remember being nine years old and seeing it on one or two of the computers in my parents’ office. My immediate first thought was “Why not Windows 2001?”, and that’s why they don’t hire nine-year-olds to do their marketing. I never liked the blue and green shiny plastic look, even when it was silver or olive. I never much liked the bulky gross...