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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Just get a Mac Pro
by antik on Thu 25th Jan 2018 13:12 UTC
antik
Member since:
2006-05-19

Stopped reading after: "Disable User Account Control:"

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RE: Just get a Mac Pro
by BluenoseJake on Thu 25th Jan 2018 14:06 in reply to "Just get a Mac Pro"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

you read like 60% of the article, at that point, why bother?

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RE: Just get a Mac Pro
by grat on Thu 25th Jan 2018 14:37 in reply to "Just get a Mac Pro"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Agreed. People won't run a linux or mac system with no password required for sudo, but they'll cheerfully disable UAC.

And then they wonder why their systems are crap.

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RE[2]: Just get a Mac Pro
by Crampo on Thu 25th Jan 2018 15:27 in reply to "RE: Just get a Mac Pro"
Crampo Member since:
2018-01-25

Agreed. People won't run a linux or mac system with no password required for sudo, but they'll cheerfully disable UAC.

And then they wonder why their systems are crap.

I did run my Mac and my Linux installations without any password for sudo every time I had that option.
And I always run all of my Windows installations with UAC disabled. And all of my Windows installations are perfectly fine, running rock solid for years and years.
I agree that UAC is useful for housewives and elderly who are clueless about computers, but for any power user UAC is totally useless and just plain annoying waste of time.
If you need UAC on your computer, you're obviously a hazardous user and a danger to yourself.

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RE[2]: Just get a Mac Pro
by CaptainN- on Thu 25th Jan 2018 17:31 in reply to "RE: Just get a Mac Pro"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

On my son's account, I actually set it up to mirror modern systems like Linux and macOS. If you log on to an unprivileged Windows account, and turn UAC up - when you try to install something, it works remarkably similar to how it works on mac OS. It'll prompt you for an admin password, then let you install or change whatever thing you needed admin access for. And it requires you actually type in the password (or pin), instead of just mindlessly clicking "accept" - which is the horrid default in Windows...

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