Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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by ParadoxUncreated on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:20 UTC
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How much latency did they add this time? More than the 200 uneccesary processes in XP?

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by Morgan on Wed 31st Oct 2012 00:39 in reply to "WindowzzZ"
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You know it's funny; even with all those "200 processes" I still have minimal latency when playing my guitar through effects processors on Windows, yet on a Mac with GarageBand or a GNU/Linux box (even with a low latency kernel) I have all kinds of issues with latency. That's a big problem even for an amateur musician like me.

And before you say "but it's your hardware!", all three OSes are on an Intel Mac mini.

GNU/Linux is a great OS for a lot of things, but please, know what the hell you're talking about before making stupid statements like that.

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by Laurence on Wed 31st Oct 2012 11:06 in reply to "RE: WindowzzZ"
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What you're talking about is ASIO, and it's one of the few things I truly love about Windows.

Linux can do real time audio processing via jack. But it's not a patch on running your favourite VSTs on an ASIO interface in Windows.

I know there are professional producers who use Linux and enthusiasts who swear blind that Linux is good for music production - and with enough time and patience then I'm sure Linux could be. But as a full time Linux user myself, I'd still rather use my favourite Windows DAW and spend my time being creative rather than trying to build a competitive Linux audio platform. In fact that's the only reason I even keep a copy of Windows laying about.

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by bassbeast on Thu 1st Nov 2012 20:22 in reply to "RE: WindowzzZ"
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Actually if the troll knew anything about system internals or how processes works then he would know that one advantage Windows 8 has over even Windows 7 is its "on demand" services subsystem, that activate services ONLY when they are needed and stops them when they aren't required. This is on top of the new audio subsystem that came in Win 7 which was designed for low latency and better mixing capability.

I too use effects for my bass on Windows, and even with a half a dozen effects loaded into Audacity its all fast and clean, gotta give MSFT credit for that, they did make Windows into a killer DAW.

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by BeamishBoy on Wed 31st Oct 2012 04:17 in reply to "WindowzzZ"
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That's a really funky version of XP you've got there. I've got an old laptop with XP and Process Explorer tells me it's running only forty processes.

Perhaps yours is a special halal version of XP that searches out and destroys anything coming over the network that contradicts "the standard values of no-promiscuity, no-homophilia, no-intoxicants, no-criminality of The Quran".

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by WereCatf on Wed 31st Oct 2012 05:01 in reply to "RE: WindowzzZ"
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Have you guys noticed how he never actually responds to anything whatsoever, he only goes on to blather about this "jitter" and how he has worked so and so hard to minimize it. Then he proceeds to make this or that ignorant and baseless comment about Windows and goes away, only to re-appear some other day again in another thread to repeat the same thing?

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by Morgan on Wed 31st Oct 2012 06:21 in reply to "RE: WindowzzZ"
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Well I think I know just the thing to get him in a happier mood: Let's find him a slave-wife!

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