BigRedX wrote:The biggest problem I see with most computer-based systems being used live is that there is too much assembly and disassembly involved every time.
Particularly WRT MIDI devices on Windows not enumerating in the same order on every boot, and lots of duff hardware / drivers making it impossible to just sleep the machine.
Aside from that, my experience mirrors The Elf (though on possibly better hardware than PC World jobs).
Which is not to say I haven't had my fair share of issues using a laptop to gig, but in every case the problem turned out to be of a deterministic nature and could be solved or otherwise mitigated.
It's been many moons now since Microsoft made money with Windows. They have long moved on and they keep making Windows because, well, it's good marketing I guess.
That's ahhh . . . crazy talk! Windows is a cash-cow for MSFT.
Closer to the truth to say it's no longer considered a growth centre for the business, but it's certainly still a profit making venture.
Wait . . . you meant to say MacOS right? ;)
[edited to be less confrontational, sorry CS]