February 8, 2007

Vista Fiesta...

by Chris Randall

Just got my copy of Vista in the mail today. The thought of installing this behemoth makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit, because my PC is working so well right now. (And I'm very much of the "if it ain't broke..." school of thought as regards to PC upgrading.) I can't realistically install it until Lynx releases Vista-compatible ASIO drivers, but I can admire the packaging which, while somewhat byzantine, is quite slick.

Anyways, expect a complete and thorough bitch session once I get this shit shoehorned in to my computer.



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Feb.08.2007 @ 3:31 PM
I hope to god you're going to be dual-booting that crap.

Feb.08.2007 @ 3:39 PM
Chris Randall
Don't know what God has to do with it, but no, I won't be.



Feb.08.2007 @ 4:06 PM
Wow. Gettin' that running right'll be like shaving your head with a cheese grater.

Feb.08.2007 @ 4:31 PM
god has little to do with os installations

Feb.08.2007 @ 5:26 PM
i just went through a massive upgrade. and i've decided i'm retarded. really dumb.

ppc --> intel
live5 --> live6
reason3 --> komplete4

each was full of horrendous frustrations. i think i've finally weathered the intel thing. live6 is buggy as, well ... and komplete4 is some great stuff, but i'm really having trouble adapting. my efficiency has tanked majorly.

i could seriously give a frack about shiny-new features. jus make my crap not quit, or fail miserably.

btw, the AD plugs were by far the smoothest for me in the transition. kudos.


Feb.08.2007 @ 6:00 PM
You do know about Vista interrupting its graphics subsystem every 30 ms to make sure it hasn't been tampered with, and if it thinks it has, it reboots the graphics card? And that digital audio (e.g. SPDIF) is considered a dangerous output format which Vista doesn't want you to use? And you'd better have clean AC powering your machine, because Vista will assume that a power fluctuation means it's being tampered with and reboot itself.

But I guess it's worth it to have translucent windows, and to be able to use a USB flash key as virtual memory. *cough*


Feb.08.2007 @ 6:03 PM
Oh man, I'm so not prepared to deal with that shit. But I will watch you take the pain though. *grabs popcorn*

Seriously though, install it on a spare drive or something so you don't end up unable to get any work done for any length of time.


Feb.08.2007 @ 6:10 PM
Apparently Vista is THE platform for Sonar, and not much else. Personally, I wouldn't upgrade until they get the kinks worked out and call it OS X. Yep. I have no problem jumping on the MS bashing wagon. I might give it more slack if I didn't spend all day writing software for it.

Feb.08.2007 @ 6:31 PM
I'm sticking with PPC and Live 5 until a MacIntel falls off the back of the truck at my office. I'm using a Mac Pro for work (publishing) and I'm not convinced.

Feb.09.2007 @ 12:35 AM
Adam Schabtach
Yes, well, these are the sorts of noble sacrifices which we make for our customers: installing Vista just to verify that our products run under it long before any sane musician starts using it themselves.

It'll be interesting, one way or another. Acutally I'm hoping that it will be dull, and that our stuff will just work without fuss. Awhile back I did install the RC1 release on a new drive in my main PC; that was straightforward enough. Then I tried wiping that drive, copying my entire XP C: volume to it, and then doing an upgrade install of RC1. That failed even before the installation finished. Dunno whether or not it's going to go any more smoothly with the final release, but I'm not betting on it.

In any case, the PC that I use solely for music (i.e., not for actual Audio Damage R&D, web surfing, iTunes, Photoshop, FPS games, etc.) will continue to run XP for the forseeable future.



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