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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Have you ever tried to use a wide gamut screen on Windows? It's pretty terrible. If there is a way to make it so the Windows UI's reds don't gauge your eyes out, I'd love to read about it...

Also, I only listed like 3 things. I didin't even get into the weaknesses of Windows Explorer, and Edge (oye) stealing my input focus, and other forms of total ineptitude. The fact that IE still exists, and still opens up for some damn reason on occasion - and now loads not one slow webpage, but two by default!

And then there's the slow as hell task manager, which like everything in Windows, has years of design waffling, and goes just far enough to make it's default appearance, completely useless.

Oh, and it constantly shoves all the tablet stuff in my face - all the damn time. I'm on a desktop - why are you showing me an onscreen keyboard? And why is it covering the bottom half of my screen - which is usually where the stuff I want to click on is?!

I think people get used to the abuse, to the point they just don't know they are being abused.

And the constant updates...

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