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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Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

I didin't even get into the weaknesses of Windows Explorer


Eh. It works well enough. There are better alternatives available. I'm a fan of Total Commander myself.

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!


Why do you have it installed? It isn't installed by default. You can remove it easily.

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?!


The only time I'v see the on-screen keyboard is on a Surface, and on a misconfigured VMware virtual machine.

I've used plenty of Windows10 computers, my own, and those owned by people who don't know much about Windows. I've never seen this problem, or have heard about it from people I know.

As somebody above said,
But everything else you describe sounds like a seriously compromised windows installation.

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