for a project starting soon, the team would like to stick with a rather old version of 3ds max: 2011. it'll run on new hardware though that by default ships with windows 8.x. however it is an option to obtain windows 7, if required for compatibility.
and that's the question, really. autodesk's website references 2013 as the first version supported on windows 8. is anybody running old ones like 2011 - or even the gold standard
2009 - successfully (in production) on microsoft's latest & greatest?
if max 2011 turns out to be incompatible - any strong benefits of running windows 8 over 7 in the first place? any features we can expect will become popular with developers and not be made available in older windows releases?
bear with me - i don't follow this stuff, i just doodle on a tablet with a plastic stick. and prefer OSX anyway.