General notes on computing

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Medical imaging is one of the more complex operations done on personal computers, and the applications sometimes expect some advanced knowledge about your computer's configuration, and its operating system. Some of the topics we'll cover relate to the computer itself and include:

  • Having a consistent location for your imaging applications
  • Having a location for your imaging data, and knowing which files are important, and which can be regenerated
  • Devising and using a consistent image file naming convention
  • Viewing and setting the Windows path so all your programs run without having to specify the path to them.
  • Viewing rules for the Windows firewall, and editing and creating rules.
  • Finding your IP number
  • Allowing applications from unidentified developers
  • The command line, for power users.

(Note: Linux people, you're on your own! If you use Linux you should know all this stuff).