Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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corndog
Member since:
2006-03-13

I have tried Vista on 6 different computers, and the one thing that gets me the most is that sometimes Vista drops keystrokes. If you are typing a document in Word or filling in forms on a web page, or typing in your favourite ssh terminal from vista to your Linux box, there are times when the system is under load, and random characters get dropped. On slower systems it gets really bad, and there are times when I have to hit keys repeatedly for them to "take". Still trying to figure out why...

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andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

Still trying to figure out why...

Try a different keyboard, this happens with oldand/or cheap keyboards ;)

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Try a different keyboard, this happens with oldand/or cheap keyboards ;)

He did say this only happened when the system is under load ;-).

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

That's a weird one. Seems like interrupts are getting dropped on the floor. What sort of load do you mean? Is the keyboard USB or PS/2? That's pretty curious.

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linux-it Member since:
2006-07-13

Given the interrupt priorities, you would only suspect the routines connected to the hardware tick.

Int 0 -- system timer
Int 1 -- keyboard
Int 2 -- connected to another PIC.

Unless this has changed, you seriously have to point to vista on this.

Having said that, responsiveness under load always has bene a problem somehow with different versions.

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