My primary software is Adobe Audition 2.0 and 5.5. I also run Diamond
Cut 7, but use it very rarely.
There's also a gaggle of smaller applications I use: e.g. BWF Metaedit,
NCH's Switch, Nero Burning Rom (can't remember the version), Better File
Rename, the software for my thermal CD/DVD labeling machine, as well as
Access, Excel, etc--as well as drivers for my steadfast USB Plextor
Premium burners, the DAL CardDeluxe. I'm pretty sure the thermal
labeler is not supported past XP, and that's one thing I still really need.
MAC is probably out of the question due to my need for PCI/PCIe
slots--especially since the new Mac Pro no longer seems to have them,
not to mention we could not afford one regardless.
My plan was to go with a fuller version of Win 7 rather than 8. I also
have a Mac Mini with XP installed on a Bootcamp partition--and I might
just move that to a VM using Parallels or VMWare Fusion.
The only real bummer to me in all this--outside of the irritating
recalcitrance of Microsoft in general--is Apogee's lack of FW 400
support for the Rosetta past XP, which will now require me to spend at
least $700 on a D-sub interface and cables so I can keep using the hardware.
Andy Kolovos, Ph.D., MLS
Co-Director and Archivist
Vermont Folklife Center
88 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753