[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini on windows 64 bit(Vista)
hoknamahn at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 15:26:46 EDT 2008
I didn't expect this from you :) From any person but not from you :p
> Compared to linux? I still think linux manages processes and memory
It doesn't have games, though. OK, ok, some other apps too...;)
On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 6:42 PM, John Coldrick <jc at axyzfx.com> wrote:
> On Friday 14 March 2008 14:33, François Duchesneau wrote:
> > Yes I had the courage... for 2 days. After disabling all the unnecessary
> > services and I realized that more than 500MB was used for the OS only
> > and I wasn't able to run some applications that used to work on XP, I
> > gave up.
> I just got a new home system, and decided to just face Vista
> head-on rather
> than invest in XP(which like it or not, is on the way out). I've
> Apprentice on there and so far, I haven't seen any issues, although I
> pushed too hard yet admittedly. Factoids:
> Running a quad core intel, with 4G mem and an 8800GTX Nvidia card.
> Vista 64 'business'
> Houdini 64
> SP1 not installed yet, due soon, I'm waiting for it rather than
> pushing for
> the early release since I'm not using this in production and I'd rather
> for MS to get it as right as they can. Supposedly helps with permissions
> management and some disk/network speed issues.
> All-new hardware - not interested in trying to install that old
> soundcard, etc.
> So far? Yes, there are some new things to get used to. They're
> trying to
> batten down the OS with better permissions, but it's hamfisted in
> implementation. After a week of cursing, I've toned it down to a dull
> IMHO you *need* a file explorer replacement. They've not improved
> it - they
> made it worse than XP, no arguments. Fortunately, I've been a Directory
> user on XP for some time and their vista 64 version is great. Nice
> like being able to switch to admin mode for a period of time makes things
> less painful. Eventually, I think, the permissions issues will be
> to Linux. You *shouldn't* be fiddling directly with files in Program
> or Windows. It's just that I'm not used to it in windows, will take some
> time, but I'm coming around.
> Bloat? Sure. Like every other OS(linux included), the footprint
> gets bigger
> with every release. 4G is usable IMHO.
> Driver problems? I've had zero. I think they released vista
> almost exactly
> one year too early. Don't upgrade to vista, not worth it. Get it with a
> Application issues? Not for me, so far.
> gives a good headstart for information.
> Houdini speed? Pretty nice. Render times, graphics response head
> over heels
> faster than my old XP with P4 3.2 cpu, 7800 BFG card. I mean it - head
> heels! The future is threading...:P
> Compared to linux? I still think linux manages processes and
> memory better.
> It doesn't have games, though. OK, ok, some other apps too...;)
> Overall, I really think Vista will be worth it, moreso after SP1
> and probably
> for sure after SP2(whenever). It remains to be seen if MS can make up for
> the pain and rage they've caused over the last year, though. Now even the
> fans are watching it like a hawk, sniping at every opportunity. MS
> up by rushing it out, although it was so behind, I'm not sure being a
> publicly traded company they had a lot of choice in the matter.
> John Coldrick www.axyzfx.com Axyz Animation
> 416-504-0425 477 Richmond St W
> Toronto, ON Canada
> jc at axyzfx.com M5V 3E7
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