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Recommended most stable Windows OS for Max runtime?

January 13, 2011 | 12:56 am

Hello Max/Windows users,
I do my programming on a Macbook Pro but export a standalone app to run Max runtime on a Windows machine dedicated for installations. The Windows box is running an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8400 2.66 Ghz w/ 8 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1 GB

What windows OS do you find most stable and would recommend running standalone applications using Max runtime?

Thank you for your feedback!


January 14, 2011 | 3:57 pm

As a person who has been windows software development for most of
my career, I have found that Win7 and WinXP seem to run software
at a comparable level of performance. All the bench marks I have
seen put them at about equal.

That being said, I think Win7 does require more memory and
does not run well on some older systems. So if your target
machine is a dual core and has a good amount of memory
(at least 2 gigs) I would go with Win7.


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