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.09.2007 @ 4:11 AM
I don't think I've ever done an 'upgrade' to any of my installations, as you wind up with as much cruft littering your HD as when you do a system rollback (drive imaging is so much cleaner). I can see why it's there for shifting units to consumers but...bleh.

Feb.09.2007 @ 9:41 AM
"I'm sticking with PPC [...] until a MacIntel falls off the back of the truck..." - neilium

Ditto. My dual 1.8 G5 is the most transparent and trouble-free mac in my 16 years as an apple eater. I just did a track instantiating the celemony melodyne plugin on @10 channels of a large logic project. Smooth sailing. I ain't gonna fix what is so sublimely unbroke. I just wish Magix would port Sequoia to OSX...that's the only thing which might tempt me to dip my toes in the intel water.


Feb.09.2007 @ 11:24 AM
I've got the dual 1.8 too. Have never had a single problem in close to 3 years. My work machine is a dual 2.3 and that also runs like a champ. Fantastic machines, wish they didnt have to go and fuck with something that was working so well.

I liked Anthony's video after trying to install Vista on launch day

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either of you dudes have any luck?


Feb.09.2007 @ 2:19 PM
Anybody tried runing the new motu drivers on vista?
im thinking about doing a complete switch and go vista runing sonar 6 - motu ultralite.
Any thoughts?

Feb.09.2007 @ 4:04 PM
Dave McAnally
I just bought a new laptop today that has vista on it. Don't really have any intentions of using it for music stuff, but on Vista itself...well it's pretty and really superflous. That's what I think after about 20 minutes with it

Feb.09.2007 @ 9:58 PM
Adam Schabtach
Neither of us have gotten to it yet. Chris is casting about for a drive to put it on, and I decided that working on a new filter for our next product was more interesting. Tonight I'm setting up a new server.



Feb.10.2007 @ 12:43 PM
This is where a spare hard drive is a very good investment. Carefully take out your old drive and set it aside (ideally in the antistatic packaging from the new drive). Put in the new drive, install whatever new OS. At the end of the day when you're tearing your hair out, swap back to the old drive so you can get your business done.

Feb.10.2007 @ 3:09 PM
Better yet, if you've got a full-size case just connect both and use the BIOS to enable the appropriate channel. Or if you have some aversion to that, just leave both in but disconnect the one you don't wish to use.

Feb.10.2007 @ 5:22 PM
Adam Schabtach
Believe me, between the two of us, Chris and I have set up so many dual-boot, multi-boot, multi-drive, multi-partition, multi-OS, multi-everything systems, both PC and Mac, that we've lost count. We're not exactly new at this game. The first time I did a memory upgrade, it was adding 16K of RAM to an Apple ][+. Both were brand new at the time. (Eventually I built an 8-bit DAC for that thing, and used it both as a sequencer for my ARP Odyssey and to do wavetable synthesis using a mixture of Applesoft BASIC and assembly code, but I digress. Yes, I was a geek even as a teenager.)



Feb.10.2007 @ 5:36 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah, we're Nerdzilla. No need to offer advice as to how to set up a Windows machine. Didn't ask, don't want. ;-)



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