Re: Best OS for Sonar 8.5 Studio?
Well Windows 7 64 bit and 8.5 64 bit is a big improvement over XP for me. So definatly rule out staying with XP. I Have no experience with WIndows 8, I'm sure it is a great OS, next computer I buy will be W8 I would imagine. But, I think what's more important is your audio interface must have the drivers for what ever OS you choose, Software is not as fussy.
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Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 / Tascam us1641
My Build i5 quad core 16 Gigs RAM W10
Laptop Sony Vaio P4 1.8 Hz 3 GB Ram W7
Roland A49 Yamaha DTX 400 Yamaha NMS 10's
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