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which one ???
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:11 UTC
pica
Member since:
2005-07-10

the "beast of burden" is a

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T based system with 16GB of ECC RAM, a 2TB disk as boot disk and 4 1TB disks configured as RAID5 for data. The ATI 5570 graphic adapter drives an Eizo 22" S-PVA monitor with 1920x1200 pixels. The OS is an Ubuntu 10.04.

My wife plans gardens. So she uses this system mainly for image manipulation (Raw Therapee, GIMP), drawing plans (inkscape) and presentations (open office, scribus).

I mainly use it mainly to develop software. That is what the 16GB of memory are for. Testing software often is running a database server, an application server, a webserver and a client as separate virtual machines.

Beside this my wife uses an IBM Thinkpad T42 running Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. Mainly to present her work to her customers.

And my wife also has become the main user of the Archos 5 Andoid based tablet I originally bought for myself :-)

Myself is quite happy with a MSI Wind U100 netbook running on -- you may guess it -- Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. I sometimes take it even on bike tours.

Wait, my historic SGI Indigo Elan R4000 still features the 4DWM desktop.

pica


PS Sorry no screen shots. Neither my wife nor me have a Flickr, ImageShack, ... account.

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RE: which one ???
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:38 in reply to "which one ???"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice. My system is similar... I am going to add another 8 gigs to bring it to 16 in January.

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RE[2]: which one ???
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:44 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Yes, even a tool can be nice. As my wife I prefer working with nice tools.

pica

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RE: which one ???
by Stratoukos on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:59 in reply to "which one ???"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

PS Sorry no screen shots. Neither my wife nor me have a Flickr, ImageShack, ... account.


That's why I'm using ImageShack. I'm not social enough to have an account to any image sharing sites and ImageShack lets you upload stuff without an account.

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Here is it
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:17 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

or at least one of them. Thanks to Stratoukos

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1953/desktopwn.png

pica

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RE: which one ???
by Neolander on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:58 in reply to "which one ???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No need for an account to post images at imageshack. That's one of the reasons why I like it. The price you pay for this is indirect access to the pictures...

EDIT : Dammit, something did this before me.

Edited 2010-12-31 21:01 UTC

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RE: which one ???
by coreyography on Sat 1st Jan 2011 18:23 in reply to "which one ???"
coreyography Member since:
2009-03-06

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?

I have a similar setup (Core i7, 12GB, NEC 26" wide-gamut display) running Arch Linux. So far, I'm doing most of my photographic post-processing in an XP VM, since my camera raw software (Nikon Capture NX2) only runs on Windows. I use digiKam/ufraw for simpler edits and JPEG conversion, since it can make use of the quad-core CPU, but the Nikon offering has more capabilities at the moment.

I've profiled the monitor by booting into Windows natively, but haven't tried checking it with the VM setup.

I'd post my desktop, but it's a pretty boring vanilla XFCE setup. Busy backgrounds tend to cause me eye fatigue after marathon computer sessions.

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RE[2]: which one ???
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:07 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

My Fedora install has a "Color management" tool in Gnome's settings menu, which seems to do exactly what you want. Maybe you can install it too, it's called gcm-prefs (GnomeColorManager).

Here's a screenshot (in French, sorry) : http://img834.imageshack.us/i/gcmprefs.png/

Hope this helps

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RE[2]: which one ???
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?


The ATI Catalyst Control Center offers color adjusting controls. We do not own a color adjusting hardware. To adjust the monitor my wife simply compares a photo taken at neutral lightning conditions with the original object. My wife typically uses a photo of her crayons to do this visual callibration.

We do not print photos ourself. So we have no need to callibrate a printer. BTW, how to color callibrate a simple black & white laser ?

My wife uses RawTherapee to manipulate raw as well as TIFF and even JPEG files. She tried RawStudio before, but prefers RawTherapee. One handy feature is the white balance using a white area on the photo. Just select a white area -- a part of a number plate, the white outer of an eye, a white flower, snow, ... -- and press the white balance button afterwards. Done.

pica

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