i may buy a new laptop soon and also plan to use VCVRack more seriously. In regard to stability and compatibility, which Operating System would you suggest. I don’t want to discuss which OS is better, i just would like to know which OS is best suited for VCVRack.
Rack works great in all operating sysntems (macOS, Windows and Linux). The main thing to consider when buying a laptop for Rack is that you need a decent graphics card. If you buy a laptop with nvidia graphics you’ll be fine.
With a windows laptop you can easily test by yourself how using Linux feels like. One big plus of Linux is that you can make a very light and minimal installation, that way you don’t have too much stuff eating resources like in windows.
thank you. It’s nice to get some feedback from a developer (i your modules). I’m used to work with Linux and Windows (not a big fan of , nice OS but bad eco-system). Sounds like Linux is the way to go then. Thank you for the hint regarding the graphics card! I’ll do some research for a laptop with a Linux friendly GPU. Had one with a nvidia Optimus GPU, was a lot of fiddle to get it to work properly.
True. I know both OSes well (i administrate Linux/Windows/Unix systems/clients as my day job). Both have cons and pros, thats why i especially asked for the best OS to use with VCV Rack. As already mentioned, i’m not a big fan of Apple, but if most of the developers/users of this forum had told me that OSX would be the way to go in terms of VCV compatibility and stability, then I would even have considered that. I now have ordered a Dell XPS 15 (i7, GTX 1050Ti), should do the job with Linux and Windows.
TB is TalkBass, where a common question is “what is the best bass/amp for Metal?”. I imagine it comes up on many forums. It is making fun of the consistency of its asking. Never seems to be any other genre. Just something about Metalheads [of which I am one] that has them thinking for too ahead of themselves. There is no best, is the answer. All down to taste.
I like OSX a lot, but just for running rack it’s a bad choice. Everyone who has a macbook complains about performance, and about the fans being on at 100% all the time. Again, just for running VCV, a desktop PC with Windows or Linux would be a better choice.