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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The only reason I am still on Windows, having left Mac, is for the Adobe suite. There is just no comparison with the competition and I wish Adobe would just remove the head from the sand and port it to Linux.

I wonder how hard would it be to do it in conjunction with other companies: Adobe talks to Amazon, Steam and Canonical or Red Hat. Presto, instant distro with support for great apps.

Edited 2018-01-25 11:36 UTC

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Adobe's approach to Linux is generally broken (and stupid). With Flash, they would only support what was in the kernel, and not rely on useful libs that exist in most distros - what a bonkers way to interact with Linux.

When Valve ported Steam, they did it the right way - they started with a full distro (Debian I think it was, maybe Ubuntu), and got everything working there. This allows it to run on anything, because all another distro has to do is port the necessary libs to their own distro, and it'll start working.

I wouldn't expect Adobe's engineers to ever figure this out. They are too far up Microsoft's arse to notice better ways of developing code (and their suite is shite on macOS - like, why am I paying them?)

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