Honestly, OSX is the choice, but there isn't much in it. Most of the guys I know use W7 on the desktop, as they want more power than what you get with a Mac at a similar price. Apart from Logic, the major DAWs are multiplatform. --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero
Simcity 4 is incompatible with Vista and greater. It will run, but crash all the time. This is because Microsoft moved some crucial directdraw calls into software with Vista and the WDDM drivers. Many other older great games like the Mechwarrior series and Longbow 2 have the same problems.
There are no suitable modern replacements for these games either, the newer games are either dumbed down, consolized, multiplayer-only, reduced in scale, or DRM-ed out, and made for 15 year old COD kids.
This is, simply put, wrong. I have simcity 4 that i play on my windows 7 machine perfectly fine. Never crashed. There's only one graphical issue which gets fixed through some option in the video settings.
It crashes sometimes while saving for me, but not often. --- It's not like the buyer just swipes a credit card, puts the employees under their arm, bows, and walks out of Index HQ. - Kromlech06
No specific reason other than the fact that I have only just recently added PC gaming to my list of platforms to choose from. When I purchased my system components (first self build) I didn't have enough currency at the time to purchase a new OS or better HDD.
But it is in my interest to get Win7 and a 1TB hard-drive shortly so I can then enjoy the performance of my system a whole lot better. I will probably still plan to keep XP partitioned too so I can have the option of dual-booting if the situation ever arises. --- "Criminy! Something smells like prehistoric cheese. OH MY SOD! IT'S ME!"
1) Older PC games. You know, the ones that were actually good. 2) Better customization, being able to write your own scripts and embed them on the context menus for instance. 3) Many programming, hacking and gaming tools only work on WinXP or earlier. 4) Faster and more productive GUI. Smaller number of clicks required, Up button etc.
This coming from someone who has free access to Microsoft's OSs.
The bane of WinXP is that there's no decent x64 version of it. It's why I'm running Win7 on one of my laptops. --- "Now go ahead and leap ignorantly to the defense of wealthy game companies who don't know or care about you."