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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Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

One solution is what I am doing with my Windows 10 laptop. I download files/programs with my Windows 7 machine and then transfer them to my Windows 10 laptop using USB sticks.

Because the system is *** NEVER *** attached to the internet there are no automatic downloads going into my machine. And Windows 10 is always trying to download something no matter what you do.

So once I got Windows 10 working the way I wanted it to work it does not change unless I add the changes myself.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

I mean, you could just use another operating system, and not have to go through all that. ;-)

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

I mean, you could just use another operating system, and not have to go through all that. ;-)


As simple as that. If you think doing all kind of weird stuff just to be able to copy a couple of Gigs from one computer to another is "OK"... then you _DESERVE_ to be a Windows user.

It's 2018 people...

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BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

Could you elaborate about:

- Security updates to Windows?

- Updates to the installed applications?

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