[music-dsp] OT: Processors
arcane at znet.com
Mon Aug 20 03:17:21 EDT 2001
Jon Watte wrote:
> As far as OSes go, Win2k really is leaps and bounds ahead of Win98 or WinME.
> There might be a few vendors who still haven't grasped on to ASIO or WDM,
> but mostly, it works fine these days. And as XP is replacing WinME in a few
> months, vendors who want to survive have no choice but to adapt. Say what
> you want about Microsoft ramming upgrades down your throat, but in this
> case, it's a good thing.
For me that goodness is considerably tempered by the requirement to do a
fresh install (format?) to get there from here (Win98SE.) That means I
have to re-locate, re-download, re-install and re-register (in some
cases re-purchase a new version) a _very_ large number of software
packages obtained when I was so naive as to believe that an OS vendor
wouldn't think of making you do something that radical, time wasting and
potentially destructive. I always wonder what will be the next monkey
wrench they will have the hubris to throw in my works that I am
currently too naive to forsee. It's stuff like this that make me deeply
hate the callous, power drunk bastards. Heavy sigh. My one consolation
is that nothing (besides IBM, taxes and Fidel) lasts forever.
"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no simpler."
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