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(Yesterday, 10:12 AM)wim Wrote:
(Yesterday, 10:01 AM)davidmanze Wrote:
(Yesterday, 09:39 AM)Brightcolours Wrote:
(Yesterday, 08:48 AM)davidmanze Wrote:  ........  so what's changed all of a sudden that I'm risking ??

You risk your computer getting hijacked/infected/taken hostage by a boat-load of discovered security flaws that have been left unpatched since Windows 7 update support was basically dropped. Of course, using Windows 10 does not make you immune to new types of attacks, but it limits the scope of discovered flaws quite a bit.

I am at risk using my macs too, as this guy from Microsoft security support keeps calling me to tell me that my computer is infected. Regrettably I never find out what to do about it, as I am quite allergic to his thick Indian/Pakistani accent/dialect so I hang up before they can help me.

As I wrote above, you can simply put in a USB3 card in your computer like this:
https://www.amazon.fr/Cuifati-Adaptateur...WNrPXRydWU=

That will bypass your firmware-caused lack of USB 3-ness.

  Thanks for that BC ...... your such a good source of stuff Smile

  Will it just plug in to my Gigabite motherboard ??

   If so I will certainly go for that !!

It should ....
But do update to Win 10 please. I'd hate to see you lose anything, or worse, everything.

BTW, I do assume you use a good security suite, to protect your PC from virus attacks and other stuff?

If not yet, I'd recommend ZoneAlarm Security Suite. IMO there isn't anything better currently.

HTH, kind regards, Wim

P.S.: there is a free tool from Microsoft which will allow you to check if your PC is compatible with Win 10.
Starting point fro this may be: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...patibility

If your main concern is security, then running Windows (whichever version) is a bad choice [Image: wink.png]
Linux + RawTherapee or Darktable + gimp is a great choice for image post-processing.
Secure, free and extremely customizable.
And if you're super paranoid, then you should consider QubesOS (https://www.qubes-os.org/)
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#32
The positive side of living in Lebanon...all banks are broke, hyperinflation, no foreign transfers allowed, nothing to be stolen even if the gets my credit card number
#33
(Yesterday, 11:25 AM)thxbb12 Wrote: If your main concern is security, then running Windows (whichever version) is a bad choice [Image: wink.png]
Linux + RawTherapee or Darktable + gimp is a great choice for image post-processing.
Secure, free and extremely customizable.
And if you're super paranoid, then you should consider QubesOS (https://www.qubes-os.org/)
I know you winked, but that is just plainly not true anymore, provided you use a good security suite, like I suggested.

FYI, the worst security experiences I have ever had in my 35 years as an IT-professional, were with Unix/Linux, the last one in 2010 Smile. Whatever system / OS you use these days, you will still need some form of protection against external threats, although that oen in 2010 on CentOS was unavoidable due to a tiny, exploitable hole in cPanel, and an infected server at the registrar I since left behnd ....

As to image processing: the best tools, IMO, are available only on Windows, and partially on Mac. If you insist on using free tools, Windows or Linux are probably best, but you won't necessarily get ease of use or ease of workflow, and neither will you be using the best tools available Smile.

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....
  


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