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[2]: Just get a Mac Pro
by CaptainN- on Thu 25th Jan 2018 17:31 UTC 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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RE[3]: Just get a Mac Pro
by Crampo on Fri 26th Jan 2018 07:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Just get a Mac Pro"
Crampo Member since:
2018-01-25

Yes, exactly, this is one of the ways where UAC is actually useful and is used in the right way. Unfortunately, very few people in the world use it this way. Most of the population just use "blindly click Yes" methond, which renders UAC useless.

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RE[3]: Just get a Mac Pro
by BluenoseJake on Fri 26th Jan 2018 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Just get a Mac Pro"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

This is how i work as well, It takes no time, and how often do people install stuff anyway?

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RE[4]: Just get a Mac Pro
by Crampo on Sun 28th Jan 2018 07:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Just get a Mac Pro"
Crampo Member since:
2018-01-25

This is how i work as well, It takes no time, and how often do people install stuff anyway?

In some cases, almost every day. And in some cases, dealing with UAC prompts takes up to 30% of all work time, since it's not only installations that require UAC confirmations. In fact, in some cases installations are only a tiny part of UAC prompt causes. But "you know better", I suppose...

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