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I was checking out some of that.

Initial, quick impression....Win10 looks like they turned the PC into a large smartphone, loaded with creature feature convenience aimed at people who don't want to think too much when they use a PC....

....they'll sell many I'm sure. :D

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Some of my friends in the PC gaming community have high hopes for Win 10, saying that underneath the consumer layer is a very, very solid OS. The free upgrade from 7/8/8.1 is interesting...

Did I miss Win 9? :-)

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There was an in-depth article on a serious PC review mag s couple weeks back describing Win 10 as having the engine based more on the power of Win 7, and incorporating the cute face of 8 for those increasing numbers of folks who prefer their computers to resemble their phones and tablets. It was reported all the cute crap can be completely shut off allowing an icon based Win 7 screen if desired without much effort...thank God

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I know a couple of beta testers. They say it's an improvement. Microsoft has a history of releasing solid products following clunkers like Windows ME and Vista.

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I'm really happy because of free Windows 10. Reason is simple - decrease of fragmentation on market. Better support and bigger focus on developing one system.

But why Windows still does not use low level audio API? MacOS works perfectly with Core Audio, and hardware do not need a drivers. Real plug & play. It's more strange when I look for information about Core Audio i can find descriptions on Windows sites, about it. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd370802(v=vs.85).aspx

Is that mean that Core Audio has been implemented in Vista system and we still can't use it for low latency audio work? The only thing I'm jealous is ' no driver needed' for whole audio interfaces. Great thing.

Can somebody explain to me differences between Core Audio in Windows and MacOS? I'm very interested of answers of people who have knowledge about audio systems in OS's. This topic is now clear for me - Windows vs MacOS.

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Again this mobile desktop full of extra nonsense ? smile.png Recently I wanted to install bootcamp Windows on my MacBook Pro to have Samplitude there . It was impossible to install Windows 7 (continuous driver errors etc,) so in the end I had to install Windows 8 ... It was the first time I saw it and never seen anything such horrible from the Windows part .. So annoying interface from all possible angles ... Just through many adjustments and extra utilities I managed to skip the basic screen and to get to something that makes sense for me ... W10 seem to follow this line again or I am mistaken ?

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Again this mobile desktop full of extra nonsense ? smile.png Recently I wanted to install bootcamp Windows on my MacBook Pro to have Samplitude there . It was impossible to install Windows 7 (continuous driver errors etc,) so in the end I had to install Windows 8 ... It was the first time I saw it and never seen anything such horrible from the Windows part .. So annoying interface from all possible angles ... Just through many adjustments and extra utilities I managed to skip the basic screen and to get to something that makes sense for me ... W10 seem to follow this line again or I am mistaken ?

I think that you have to understand idea of Windows 10. On desktop computers you'll have classic desktop with menu start which you are able use with touch screen on tablet. ModernUI will only on tablet devices. All in one.

I use Windows 8 on Surface Pro 3. Works great. The Idea of ModernUI need be to only improved, not cancelled.

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You might have a look at the Windows 10 thread on gearslutz, under "Music computers". There's a very responsive Microsoft guy, currently at NAMM, with wide open ears listening to all questions regarding pro audio on Win10. He claims that MS now has it's own "Pro audio" team. It's worth a read.

Chris

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You might have a look at the Windows 10 thread on gearslutz, under "Music computers". There's a very responsive Microsoft guy, currently at NAMM, with wide open ears listening to all questions regarding pro audio on Win10. He claims that MS now has it's own "Pro audio" team. It's worth a read.

Chris

Thanks for info. :-)

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