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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RE[3]: Just get a Mac Pro
by BluenoseJake on Thu 25th Jan 2018 15:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just get a Mac Pro"
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Please do not present your own opinions as fact. You running your own computers in an entirely insecure way is your business.

If you came to my house, i wouldn't even let you connect to the wireless. If you worked where i do, UAC would be mandated by GPO.

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RE[4]: Just get a Mac Pro
by darknexus on Fri 26th Jan 2018 14:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Just get a Mac Pro"
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If you worked where i do, UAC would be mandated by GPO.

Yup, and we do more than that. We outright deny elevation, i.e. you won't even get the UAC prompt if you're not a member of the IT department. It simply denies any request to elevate outright, just in case someone's privileged credentials get compromised. Yes, it means we have to switch user to do certain things, but it sure keeps unauthorized installations down and that was a major problem before this change was pushed out.

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