Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2018 14:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

If there's one thing that will make even the most powerful computer feel like a 7 year old rig, it's Adobe Lightroom paired with RAW files from any high-megapixel camera.

In my case, I spent over a year of spare time editing 848GB worth of 11,000+ 42-megapixel RAW photos and 4K videos from my New Zealand trip and making these nine photosets. I quickly realized that my two year old iMac was not up to the challenge.

In 2015 I took a stab at solving my photo storage problem with a cloud-backed 12TB Synology NAS. That setup is still running great. Now I just need to keep up with the performance requirements of having the latest camera gear with absurd file sizes.

I decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit more powerful. This time I decided to build a PC and switch to Windows 10 for my heavy computing tasks. Yes, I switched to Windows.

I love articles like this, because there is no one true way to build a computer for any task, and everyone has their own opinions and ideas and preferences, making sure not one self-built PC is the same as anyone else's. Add in a healthy dose of urban legends and tradition, and you have a great cocktail for endless discussions that never go anywhere.

It's clickbait without actually being clickbait.

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There are reasons to not use Windows...
by CaptainN- on Wed 24th Jan 2018 17:42 UTC
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See my recent posts about moving a printer from one USB port to another. Or there's the sluggish start menu / taskbar. Or the fact that various WIndows constantly jump in your way and take focus away from whatever task it is you were doing. Or the horrendous Windows updates. It's really the little things that add up.

I'm not saying it isn't usable. But Windows is way more frustrating to use in general than macOS.

Also, WSL is a nice idea, but it has too many compatibility issues to be a true replacement for a real Unix terminal.

Oh, and then there's the horrendous high gamut color profile support. If you are editing photos in sRGB, then I guess it's fine, but good luck on a higher gamut screen...

Edited 2018-01-24 17:45 UTC

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