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Has anyone here ran into the reported input lag problems for games that don't use Raw Input for mice? It looks like the workarounds are fairly straightforward and Microsoft surely will fix the issue altogether, but I'm just curious.
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Old November 2, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Noticed a report on Win8's Marketshare over at eTeknix.

As they say "these results are neither spectacular nor awful, they are pretty average."
I was amazed by the market share still held by XP.

eTeknix Win8 Marketshare Report



And this graph suggests Vista is close to Mac for Marketshare - who knew? (I still have a Vista laptop)

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Looks to me like a small bump from folks moving on from winXP now that there aren't any security updates forthcoming, but the larger bump is towards windows7 vice windows 8.x.

Once I get all of my mitx gear together I'm probably going to end up installing win8 on it as it's intended for use on a TV with a wireless keyboard/touchpad combo. We'll see how that goes, and who knows I might even try out one of those touchscreen replacement pads to see what I think of it.
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See Windows 8.1 Adoption Rate Gaining Steadily



Another take on the market share research.

So far so good with my own 8.1 upgrade - nothing spectacular but no problems either.
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Windows 8 will NEVER surpass Windows 7 EVER.

We'll see Windows 7 completely replace Windows XP and Windows 7 will be a front runner for MANY MANY years to come.
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Change happens - take this from someone who really wondered if that new Windows thing would really replace a good reliable DOS system.
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adopted win8.1 on the laptop... match made in heaven IMO... handles sleeping/hibernation way better than win7 ever did.
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Windows 8 will NEVER surpass Windows 7 EVER.
That's a given purely on Microsoft's plan for rapid OS releases. Windows 9 may be here this time next year.

Personally, I've noticed an upward trend in the acceptance of Windows 8.1 lately. A lot of people seem tired of being mad about the start menu.

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We'll see how that goes, and who knows I might even try out one of those touchscreen replacement pads to see what I think of it.
They're sucky. I used the Logitech one for about a month before hawking it on kijiji.
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They're sucky. I used the Logitech one for about a month before hawking it on kijiji.
Heh... thanks for the heads up. I won't waste my money then unless something new comes out on the market and/or they change the way they interface with the OS.

What was the biggest issue with it? My concern is that it wouldn't act as a multi-point touch screen and instead would operate just as a larger laptop touchpad. (I've already got one of those incorporated into my Logitech K400).
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