I also just purchased Foundation (what a wonderful deal!), and downloaded it. I’m eagerly awaiting the DVDs, and in the meantime have begun following the documentation tutorials available in the download area. I too have had some (relatively minor so far) stability issues, but they manifest differently. In one case I tried switching layouts and the 4 view windows went blank (all gray), though all the menus and buttons around them continued responding. Another time the top menu (File, etc…) went white and didn’t work. Once again, all other menus and buttons were responding normally. In both cases, a restart of the app resolved the issue. (And I have since been happily switching layouts without a problem.) Another odd(?) behavior: everytime after I start XSI it minimizes itself to the taskbar and I have to click on it to bring the window up. Is that normal behavior?
I’m running this on a P4 3.06 GHz with an ATI x800 Pro card on Windows XP, using ATI’s (beta) 3.9 drivers. I know the card and drivers are very new, and assume that’s part of my issue, although all other apps (including C4D which I got in April) are running quite nicely with it.
On a side note: I’ve been lurking on CGTalk for quite awhile, and have really appreciated the informative (and often entertaining) posts from you all here and on the C4D side of the things in helping me choose to first purchase C4D and now XSI for myself. (I wasn’t really planning the XSI purchase, but couldn’t resist after the price slash and a read-through of the feature set) I look forward to actively participating more… I’ll be playing with my card and driver settings and let you know if anything makes a difference.