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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RE[2]: WindowzzZ
by Laurence on Wed 31st Oct 2012 11:06 UTC in reply to "RE: WindowzzZ"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

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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RE[3]: WindowzzZ
by Morgan on Wed 31st Oct 2012 14:00 in reply to "RE[2]: WindowzzZ"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

What you're talking about is ASIO, and it's one of the few things I truly love about Windows.


You are correct sir!

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.


That's been my experience as well. What I'm really looking forward to is some good modern DAW software for Haiku, assuming its audio server is as good as the BeOS one was.

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