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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Manurack, May 27, 2021.
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Good for you! I dropped out after finishing compulsory school, then did a network admin degree halfway but dropped out from that as well. After Covid, tourism got fucked and I went back to finish the degree at 23, in online school. Many guys here 30-40 even 50 years old, with jobs and kids and all, same with uni from what I've heard.
I would have just reinstalled Windows at the first sign of trouble I do it once a year for good measure anyways..
Surprisingly for home use (gaming and audio production) my Windows 10 Education has never given me problems, even less than Win 7.
You know "have you tried turning it off and back on again" isn't just a Windows thing right? It applies to literally every type of computer.
The one thing I agree with is that the Linux community is way better than the Windows one, and root causing Windows issues through the community or even help forums is like pulling teeth. But this just sounds like all software problems, I wouldn't jump to "it's a fucking virus" because a script failed the first time and then worked the second time.
I worked in infotainment for a few years until recently and the whole system was based on Android. That shit was so buggy in the earlier builds it was mind-boggling. System crashes and resets everywhere.
Good for you! What are you wanting to do?
I have a CS degree and have been in IT for ~26 years (started when I was 19).
It's apparent that even IT people can be bad at computers, I've met a few that seem to take pride in finding the most obscure work-around for problems. Don't use a DAW computer (if you need it to be stable) as your porn/YouTube/Pirate Software/general web browsing computer. You can get a laptop for like $300 that you can fill to the brim with your dumb shit and leave your work computer for work. Buy the Pro version of Windows so you can control more of the OS and disable updates. Seriously, I've been using very modest laptops to mix projects well over 100 tracks, run a full live show with dozens of back tracks and lights, etc for the last 7-8 years without a single lock-up or shut down or blue screen or whatever.
The best "antivirus" has always been common sense.
I see we changed gears!
How about that M1 chip?
I love how all of us IT guys just came and changed the thread haha.
Very interesting piece of tech that could thrive, but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole until at least another couple years. By then though, AMD or Intel will already have a faster competitor.
Computer Science isn't a bad way to go, then choose to either throw focus on business management or machine learning so you can either be an IT manager/director or have buzzword compliance for HR drones. I mean, in all honesty, machine learning today is what database maintaining was yesterday, but as long as you get in on it it'll likely treat you well. I don't see that going away any time soon.
What kills me most about my personal computers vs. work computers is I can keep my work laptop running like a top and keep my external servers sailing along like nothing. But at home? Fight every step of the freakin' way. It didn't used to be this way, but something changed once computers went to the 'will auto-update in the background and fuck your world" nonsense. Even when you think you've turned all the auto-update bullshit off it'll still do it in Windows, and Mac will expend endless resources in the midst of critical recording moments launching dialogs to tell you how important it is you install the latest updates that will make half of your external devices stop working until the manufacturers catch up.
The one thing I'll give Linux at this point is you still *CAN* turn that shit off and keep it off. Though systemd is doing its damndest to make sure there's enough going on in the background at all times you never really get full system resources.
I'm half tempted to grab my old core 2 duo laptop, reinstall the version of Mac OS it came with and my copy of Logic 9 PRO and just live with it for a DAW. That was probably my best recording experience ever and most productive. That was the era of "shit just works."
As for the accusation above: My surfing stays way, way WAY the hell away from my systems used as a DAW. That's why I keep a Linux converted Chromebook around. That thing gets hosed it's fifteen minutes with a thumb drive and back in action. Honestly, it's the one computer I have that doesn't constantly fuck with me just to be a dick.
I don't get it. What's wrong with using the same machine for the DAW and gaming and web browsing? I thought the point was to not execute anything sketchy or giving your credentials to suspicious websites? You barely even have to download anything nowadays. You guys buying your guitars on the deep web or something?
Some people just take that rule farther than other people. If all you do is browse facebook or something, you're probably fine. Just don't do something like download sketchy torrents on the same PC you need to be reliable or has confidential information on it.
My quality of life, understanding, and ability to solve problems means more than anyone else's opinions on a garbage OS like windows. It's more than just a few problems. Windows has been a bane to my existence since I was a child.
It's just you've posted a lot of Windows anger in a lot of threads for it to all come down to one anecdote of turning it off and on again.
Same, and this is probably my favorite. One package of Big Y dough split between two frying pans, lightly oiled with some corn meal on the bottom. Start it on the stove, as soon as you see little oil bubbles creeping up the side of the crust, into the oven. When the first layer of cheese/toppings is melted, add another layer over it, brush the crust with butter or olive oil and throw it back in til it’s done.
Also, I’m not an expert but after have someone piece together a PC and install Windows 10 with Office, security and pretty much nothing else I’ll never buy a box store computer again. I think one the biggest problems I have with computers is the amount of bullshit they come loaded with from the store. This PC was a total game changer, never again with the other junk. That M1 almost got me but I’m glad I didn’t, looks like it may have been a trap.
fucking amazing for my work.
ability to download apps directly to my main computer. awesome.
Y'all remember Windows 98 and
Millennium? Fuck me, even at like 7 or 8 years old I knew they were trash. W7 and W10 are like the T-1000 from Terminator 2 in comparison.
Rule 1 with any new computer:
Reformat. Reload. Period. Every store bought computer and not just a few supposed "custom builds" come with so much shitware that you will never use that it's impossible to clean them up without causing OS issues.
The M1 is an interesting concept, and hardware wise it's fine for what it is. But what it is is a slightly hepped up tablet processor. They didn't even bother in the first gen to get dual monitor support working. But, like all tech things, in time it could be a contender. I think the main selling point right now is the power savings. However, they didn't think through the memory issues, as the SSDs are dropping like flies from over-abuse of the swap system on the first round of M1 laptops.
Since Jobs has been gone Apple's been on a steady decline. I like the iPads with the pencil support for art and writing, but most everything else they've released lately in the affordable realm is kinda trash in comparison to anything else available. And since Mac OS doesn't really focus on creators anymore, that's no longer a selling point, so I'm not sure what their angle is. In fact I'm not sure if even THEY know what their angle is. And that's a problem.
Something like this?
You forgot XP. Once they merged their desktop O/S with NT, it became soo much more stable.