The world of OS

When I started using a PC for audio in 2008, the major operating systems on the desktop were Windows and OSX.

On the audio forums there was a hot debate about which one was best for audio.

For those still interested, Mac vs Win is covered here.


Today you won’t  hear much about this subject.
Lot’s of people switched from PC’s to tablets.
For audio, streamers has become main stream.
Either you buy a box or you go the Raspberry PI way.
All operating systems are built with the ability to play multiple audio streams at the same time.
As a consequence all mix en if needed, resample.
Each OS has its tricks to get bit perfect output.

I don’t think there is any reason to prefer one OS over the other if it is about sound quality.