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Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!?
      26/01/13 09:52 AM
Quote DC-Choppah:

Yes the USB interface is fine. Firewire is no magic. Nobody has problems with their USB interface. It is in no way a limiting issue. I've never run into problems with 8 channels coming in through USB.




Can it take more than 8? I always record live, backing vocals, vocals, the whole lot. So I sometimes get up to 16 simultaneous tracks (using my trusty ADA8000 via ADAT).

Furthermore, I'm absolutely astounded that people like Windows 8! I am no computer noob, although probably wouldn't qualify as a geek. I had my first experience setting up a W8 machine two days ago: It took me 5 minutes to find the desktop and 15 minutes to find the control panel. Hot corners which change every time you visit them, bungled and bloated, built for a touch screen (ie try getting out of an app in full screen!) bolted-on top of the previous system. Why Microsoft, why?? It was working before, you had a USP (in that everyone knows how to use a Windows machine) and then you tried to copy everyone else - but also stay the same - and ended up with a clusterf*** of an OS.

I'm no big fan of OSX but it's much simpler to use. However, I've recently been using a chromebook dual-booted with Ubuntu, and both operating systems are so clean, simple and intuitive. It puts Windows 8 to shame. In fact using Ubuntu is more like Windows that Windows 8! Anyway ... *gets off soapbox*

Thanks everyone for your advice so far. The express card possibility is a good one, can't seem to find any smaller laptops with that facility though. Please keep suggestions coming. I really want to do this and need reassurance!

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* Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij 25/01/13 10:16 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   31/01/13 11:47 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   01/02/13 10:57 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   01/02/13 11:18 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   01/02/13 02:57 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   01/02/13 03:32 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Mike Stranks   31/01/13 02:58 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   31/01/13 06:16 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   31/01/13 05:12 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? The Elf   31/01/13 02:22 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Richard Graham   31/01/13 09:07 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   30/01/13 06:55 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   30/01/13 07:50 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   30/01/13 09:47 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Pete Kaine   30/01/13 10:17 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? OneWorld   30/01/13 11:00 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? robinv   30/01/13 10:29 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Pete Kaine   30/01/13 03:48 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Martin WalkerModerator   30/01/13 10:12 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Pete Kaine   31/01/13 10:15 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   30/01/13 10:28 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   30/01/13 03:03 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Chaconne   29/01/13 07:59 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? OneWorld   30/01/13 10:59 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? ef37a   29/01/13 09:20 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Exalted Wombat   30/01/13 08:12 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Richard Graham   30/01/13 08:46 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   31/01/13 11:28 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Exalted Wombat   31/01/13 11:46 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   31/01/13 12:13 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   31/01/13 05:04 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   31/01/13 06:36 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   31/01/13 11:53 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   31/01/13 12:32 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   30/01/13 01:06 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   30/01/13 01:52 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   30/01/13 03:57 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   30/01/13 05:20 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   30/01/13 06:53 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   29/01/13 11:28 PM
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. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Skerrick   29/01/13 03:28 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? hollowsun   29/01/13 06:03 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? mhaigh   26/01/13 08:26 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   26/01/13 03:17 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   26/01/13 07:04 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DGL.   26/01/13 09:44 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   26/01/13 09:05 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? ef37a   26/01/13 09:29 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   26/01/13 10:10 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Exalted Wombat   27/01/13 11:47 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? chris...   29/01/13 02:13 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? ef37a   29/01/13 06:31 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   29/01/13 10:11 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? chris...   29/01/13 12:14 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   29/01/13 01:23 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DGL.   29/01/13 12:26 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   27/01/13 05:18 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   27/01/13 05:53 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Will_m   29/01/13 05:45 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   29/01/13 07:00 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DGL.   28/01/13 12:05 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Pete Kaine   28/01/13 11:52 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? johnny h   28/01/13 03:55 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DAGGILARR   26/01/13 03:07 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Pink Fluid   26/01/13 02:27 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? ef37a   26/01/13 10:21 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   26/01/13 10:26 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DGL.   26/01/13 07:40 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Richard Graham   28/01/13 04:24 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   28/01/13 04:57 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   26/01/13 09:52 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? The Elf   26/01/13 11:23 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Exalted Wombat   26/01/13 11:15 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? DC-Choppah   26/01/13 01:00 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Will_m   26/01/13 01:00 AM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Richard Graham   25/01/13 10:34 PM
. * Re: Was switching to Windows, slowly changing my mind!? Sossij   25/01/13 10:47 PM

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