I use Ventura from the very beginning and I still need all that stuff (big publications, brochures, contributions to periodicals and books etc.)-- work of more than 15 years -- for compilations,biography and other tasks. And I intend to use Ventura for further works.
Now my experiences:
V. ran pretty good and stable under Windows Vista (32bit).
For my actual HP computer with 128 GB SSD under Windows 7 (64bit) I upgraded to
W. professional and installed XP on Virtual PC: Ventura is extremely fast but needs a lot of time for the 'save' function.
Now I have to find a solution for my notebook under Windows 8.1. Has anyone experiances with Ventura on a virtual mechine?