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[5]: Just get a Mac Pro
by BluenoseJake on Fri 26th Jan 2018 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Just get a Mac Pro"
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If you look at my posts over the years, i have been a firm advocate of not running any OS as an administrative user. If you are not an admin, malware can only infect the local account.

I have never ran into any competent Unix or Linux admin who ran with no password on the root account. Unix has existed for almost 50 years, and unlike you, i place a lot of stock in the experiences and data collected over those 50 years. Having no password on root account is foolhardy, everyone knows it.

If you prefer to run that way, that's your business, and when you get pwned by some script kiddie and your orgs data spread across the internet, you can feel smug and superior while waiting in line at the unemployment office.

The anecdotal data I personally have collected over 25 years has taught me that accounts with strong passwords, and having things like su and UAC at my disposal, kept my users safe, made my job easier, and keeps my data safe.

Edited 2018-01-26 18:27 UTC

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RE[6]: Just get a Mac Pro
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 28th Jan 2018 14:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Just get a Mac Pro"
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Up to Windows 7, it was easy to set-up a system with an administrative account and an user account. This provided a minimum of security when meaningful names for the accounts and a decent password for the administrative account were used.

Since Windows 8, it is not so easy/obvious for a "home-based user", given the requirement to have some link to a Microsoft account even to just activate Windows.

Interestingly, most tutorials about setting up a Linux distribution on a system mention the default root user and password as well as the sudo command. However, not too many suggest, and show how, to change this password.

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RE[7]: Just get a Mac Pro
by smashIt on Mon 29th Jan 2018 09:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Just get a Mac Pro"
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Since Windows 8, it is not so easy/obvious for a "home-based user", given the requirement to have some link to a Microsoft account even to just activate Windows.

when windowns asks you for your microsoft-account just click on create offline-profile
it's that easy

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