• Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 months ago

    So I'm usually a laptop user with needs for performance with a limited amount of portability.

    Went from using macbook pros for years and years, to getting a Dell G3 i7 8750H/geforce 1080Ti with the intention of a cheaper yet more performant graphics and development rig.

    The machine is great. BUT I need to point out some things that will shit you up the wall.

    1. No 'space bar to preview' in windows. You don't realise how much you use this in your workflow until it's gone.
    2. No universal 'drop this file into this apps icon to open it'. Far out this is terrible when wanting to open PS files here and there.
    3. Windows takes forever to move and delete folders with large amounts of files. node_modules is a nightmare.
    4. Random and unexpected background app behavior often interrupts you, with magical hidden dialogues that sometimes don't appear, and you get stuck waiting for an action that never happens.
    5. If you're a developer, moving from bash to windows shell is equal parts nostalgia as frustration.
    6. Window stacking has always been handled better on osx than windows
    7. All the adobe suite works better on OSX. This is my real-world +15yr of use opinion, not a lab benchmark score. When you're working on a huge workflow of large vectors and video files, windows versions of adobe struggles.

    All of these issues are niggles, but just be aware that as a tool of the trade, the macs do tend to 'work' better. I know people may disagree on some of these points, but just be prepared for some transitional time and possibly a downturn in productivity as you work out the quirks.

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    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 4 months ago
      1. Install Quicklook from the Windows Store. It's just as good (and even better) in many cases than the Mac equivalent. The code, and markdown preview is better.
      2. I've personally never liked drag-and-drop. I'm more of an Open With...but I get why this might be an annoyance. I kinda like the pin capability. It is technically possible to drag-and-drop, but each app must implement it.
      3. I suspect this might be your drive. My NVME SSD is super fast, and I haven't noticed a difference when compared to my MacBook Pro.
      4. This can be killed by disabling some of the more annoying Windows options. I compare this to the odd random swiping in Mac OS that opens the useless Notifications Center. Or Mac OS telling me this isn't an approved app requiring me to unlock to install.
      5. I'm curious about your frustrations.
      6. This is simply not true. For awhile now Windows has more elegantly handled Window management, Window snapping, etc. There are a number of built-in shortcuts that mimic Spectacle on Mac OS. Not to mention I don't have to do a weird click + drag on the green traffic light to snap fullscreen apps.
      7. Again not true. Windows allows you to properly utilize the GPU across every Adobe app. Not to mention have any GPU you could possibly want. Do you have the GPU acceleration enabled in your Adobe applications?
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