Originally Posted by jdrum10j
So I'm embarking on my first computer build in the next week and I'm wondering what OS I should use. The computer will be used for nothing but recording music.
The user wants Vista, so I was wondering which version of Vista would run fastest/smoothest/best. Is it Ultimate? Home Premium? Like I said, I don't need lots of features, I just want the "fastest".
If your recording music, most audio applications seem to work far better in XP. If your serious about building a computer dedicated for audio work, your going to disable about 80% of the features in windows so Home Basic would be completely adequate. If your real serious about setting up a computer as an audio workstation, I'm going to try to publish a guide in the next few weeks on how to do it.
EDIT: If your going to be using a 32 bit operating system, theirs no point at all in making the jump to Vista and I'd not recommend it for audio purposes. Check with your software vendor as well, as quite a few don't support vista.