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Developers & Technology => Software => Topic started by: Moon on September 02, 2011, 10:54:09 AM

Title: Which OS ?
Post by: Moon on September 02, 2011, 10:54:09 AM
While the new OS's offer new features, they tend to have also new issues. On forums we've read of many issues with drivers and software compatibility issues. However, it's been a while since Windows 7 came out so one might assume that most issues were tackeld by both Microsoft, software and hardware vendors.
So I'm wondering: which OS are you currently using ? 

Title: Re: Which OS ?
Post by: Marc JX8P on September 02, 2011, 11:30:44 AM
I think you should have split Vista and Windows 7, as well as the 32 and 64 bits versions as these are very important distinctions.

I'm using Win 7 64 bit on my main DAW and OS-X on my Macbook Pro for Live performances. Both are performing VERY well.

Title: Re: Which OS ?
Post by: elwoodblues1969 on September 02, 2011, 12:40:38 PM
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit on both my Compaq Presario PC and my Cyber Power Apevia PC.Windows 7 is not as stable on my Compaq,as it is with my Cyberpower PC.
For example,if I put my Compaq PC into sleep-mode and then power back up,the whole system goes haywire and I have to restart the computer,whereas with my Cyberpower PC,I can permanently leave it in sleep-mode,without ever having to shut it down(unless I need to perform an update).


Title: Re: Which OS ?
Post by: offthewall on September 02, 2011, 04:13:26 PM
Not much choice, in this corner, I'm afraid.
Win XP Sp3.

Had this PC since May 2005. I had it built as primarily a music machine but it has also had to put up with every other type of application imaginable. It is chock full of so much stuff that I often wonder how it still goes on.

I see no way in which I could upgrade, financially, so the thoughts of changing the OS do not even enter my head. I have no problems at all with the way it behaves ... apart from it being a bit slower than a 'modern' one would be .... but the old saying 'what you haven't had you don't miss' certainly applies.


Title: Re: Which OS ?
Post by: folderol on September 02, 2011, 07:51:51 PM
I've been running a specialised version of 64 bit debian since about the same time on my dedicated music machine. Never had any software problems over the years, but a couple of hardware ones (that battery for instance!). I do however plug it into the 'net for software updates occasionally.

All my other machines are based on 32bit debian, but different flavours for different jobs.

Title: Re: Which OS ?
Post by: Oren on September 03, 2011, 10:04:20 PM
... different flavours for different jobs...

PureDyne 64 bit on my Athlon computer, PureDyne 32 bit on my Pentium computer, and Puredyne 32 bit on a USB stick to run my little Asus eeePC.
I have several other Linux operating systems on optical disc that run a computer from its DVD drive for special-purpose use.