I migrated to Vista x64 for stability. It is 30% slower on the whole, than XP x64.
However, it has never, never crashed and I was able to get a fairly complex system up and running. I'd say the driver support on Vista x64 is better than the driver support on XP. Of course check and make sure you have full driver support before you switch though.
I also see 3255MB RAM available in CS3.
The cool part about an x64 OS is that the app can soak up all the RAM it can, and you have RAM left over for the OS and other running programs.
Vista is bloatware fromt eh Blaotware specialists.
I agree, use WIN XP 64. That's what I'm going to also.
I do believe that you can run CS3 under Linux too with some knowledge of translation programs, such as WINE. This may be the wave of the future--no more dancing with an OS that is more problem to work with then actually doing our business.
Other than that, it's also strange that CS3 is still 32 bit. That means we'll have to wait anotehr two or more years before we can get 64bit benifit from ouor 64bit CPUs. Oh well
Do you ever feel like you spend more time keeping up with the tools than actually producing the product?