So, I ended up having quite a few problems with the original setup that weren’t expected. I am going to have to fundamentally change the way that I look at how I do work, and what exactly is needed while I am doing said work.
Here’s a fairly short explanation.
Originally I had planned to do this experiment using the 32-bit variants of Ubuntu and Windows XP. I have recently purchased 8GB of RAM, however, so I will need to use the 64-bit variants in order to take full advantage of this hardware.
What I need to know is which Windows version should I use?
- Windows XP 64-bit
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
- Windows 7 Beta 64-bit
If I stick with Windows XP 64-bit, will I have issues with Adobe CS4?
Will I hate myself for even thinking of installing Vista?
Should I bother with Windows 7, since the beta will run out in August?
Do you have any experience with any of these Operating Systems, or some insight that might help me make the right choice? Let me know in the comments.
When taking on a colossal effort such as this Workflow Experiment, it pays off immensely to do some preparation in order to save some time for you in the future.
Because I will end up doing 4 different Windows installations, there are a few things that I can do in order to save myself some time.
I probably talk way too much about how much I dislike Windows, and not offer enough solid critical feedback for anyone to take me seriously. I was messing around with my XP install, trying to find a way to clearly divide the two main workflows that I have, and automate switching between, making it as easy–and fast–as possible to get things done.
Now, I don’t know if these issues are unique to me, and the way that I do things on Windows, but I have a feeling there are other people out there who will agree with me.
The two main workflows that I encounter in Windows: