Discussion in 'DAW's, Computers & Software' started by audiokid, Oct 26, 2014.
If history repeats itself. 10 might be good. Usually windows has a decent OS every second one. 98 was good. 200O/Millennium was crap. Xp was good Vista was crap. Windows 7 is good, Windows 8,.. garbage unless you like tablets..
I guess I don't see the problem with W8 that you guys do. So far, it's been a rock solid platform, at least for me and what I'm doing anyway. I don't use the touchscreen feature, in fact I have the "classic" Windows 7, mouse driven theme on my desktop, but the OS itself has never given me any trouble at all... it's certainly not Vista... LOL
Almost true Chris !
Windows 2000 was one of the best DAW OS because it was build for enterprises instead of gaming. If my DAW was still compatible, Windows 2000 is what I would use !!
I have found Win 8/8.1 to be pretty solid as well. With all the DAW and interface manufacturers moving to ipad or other tablet apps the lines are blurring. And not in a Robin Thicke sort of way.
I've been using computers since before Windows was a spark in some devs eye. All I can say is, Windoze, was, and is an over-bloated turd with two many variables of PCs to ever keep up with. Just think what a different world we would be in if IBM had ever learned to actually market OS/2 when they were up against the original windows. There was a great OS with a small footprint and true multi-tasking capability!. In the absence of that, Linux / Unix derivatives including OSX still show how to keep a footprint small and much more stable.
I absolutely agree they do a two version stink less stink rotation . If you want to build a machine you'll never upgrade or connect to the internet I suppose a PC can, and has been made fairly stable, still don't trust them for my music.
*flame suit on* .
Windows NT was by far the most stable os I,can remember along with 2000. After w7 there is no,excuse for musicians. In fact w8 is rock,solid if you have the right software. A great deal of music software sucks on mac as well. My 7years old Toshiba laptop runs better with sequoia and prism lyra than my 2 years old iMac with protools. Once I put the sata2 ssd drive it flies. So in,my opinion, get only ssd drives, a quad,core and w8.1 and off you go. My windows systems run 3 months now without a single reboot or crash.
Oh, and all windows systems have WiFi lan antivirus and firewalls on. No,hiccups no nothing even when,mixing 32 audio files on dual,core,cpus
Sequoia 13 is cool. 64bit runs the best so far.
Personally, I liked Windows NT 4.0....only 128 MBytes installed, ran like the wind
Was the only windows I can think of that went as far as service pack 6
Stable as a rock !!!!
I second that, I loved NT 4.0...
Windows 2000 was a blast too for recording !!
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