Monday, August 23, 2010

Windows 7 has officially ruined my life (part 4)

Okay, so this isn't exactly the next post I had it mind, but I had to go with it.

I dropped my computer off with Anna on Tuesday of last week so her husband could take a look and work his magic. Anna updated me and said that the "virtual machine" isn't working and it's still doing "it". And by "it" I/she/ means recording "out of time" (and I'm not talking REM).

Ever since I dropped the thing off, I've convinced myself that there isn't actually a problem with the computer. I'm just too picky. I just have to come to terms with the fact that (while recording) it may be a millisecond or 500 off.

In order to truely justify my feelings towards the computer/operating system/soundcard, I figured I had to do a trial run. I had to test it out. (yes, yes, I am a scientist)... So, I plugged in my recording unit to my brand-new Toshiba laptop. The delay was slightly crazy, but not "Whoa.... what's going on" kind of crazy"... So I started to think that "the problem" is something I could actually work with. So it's true... I am unreasonable.

And then I plugged it into my desktop (which is an old, old, Acer, that has many, many, processing issues)... and when I tested it out.... I could hear myself AS I SPOKE! This equals "real-time", people.

For awhile there, I thought I was too picky. Maybe I didn't need real-time recording. Maybe I was being unreasonable. This test really cemented my belief ... and that belief is Windows 7 sucks.

Or else all laptops suck... but I don't think that's the case. In fact, I'm $400 away from buying a Mac. And even though some people say "Noooooo..... Mac's are evil!" I think I should save up a bit of dough and buy myself a MacBook... because the Lard knows I won't have recording issues with that bad-boy.


  1. YES! Buy a Mac for SURE! It'll be worth the extra money. Anyone that does audio/video stuff will tell you that Macs are far superior for that type of thing. You get what you pay for.

  2. I do audio and video and my 10 year old computer running windows XP does it just fine and dandy. I've worked on Macs, I've worked on PCs, it's all the same. All that matters is the end result and if Windows 7 cannot produce that result from the get go, go back to XP or move to a Mac. Just don't become one of those lame preaching FANBOYS. :)

  3. My 10 year old computer also does it fine and dandy, but it's a lot to tote around, being a desktop and all! :) Don't worry - I'll never discuss the M-word with you!
    Unless I hate it, and then you will be the first to hear about it (but probably not the last!).


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