Thurs 3 Jan
I have a question that I hope some of you may be able to help me with.
I bought a new music PC in March 2012 running Windows 7. From day one I had nothing but trouble with it, eventually sending it back to the shop for Seven weeks, to get it kind of sorted and to be told it was Windows 7 that was causing the problems.
Since having the computer back there are more problems, some so trivial I wont bore you all with.
The main one though is that my official copy of Steinberg The Grand now no longer works, and windows refuses to let me reload it, when it had been loaded and working since March 2012.
I am sick and tired of being held to ransom by Microsoft and being forced to upgrade when there is no need to.
Here is my question. I have heard of one or two people moving to an open source operating system due to their problems with Windows 7, although they don't use their computers for making music.
Does anyone on this forum use an open source operating system for music making, with Cubase or any DAW software? Is such a thing possible, considering the complexity of such software and VST plugins etc?
I've tried to keep this as brief as possible and not bore you all with details.
I'd be very grateful for any help and advice anyone can give me.
Thanks in advance.
Inta Audio Bare Bones PC
Pentium Dual Core 3.00ghz
Windows 7 Home Premium Service pack 1
Cubase Artist 6.5
Steinberg Virtual Guitarist
and a handful of FX plugins