Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 8th Jun 2007 03:44 UTC
Windows "In "Windows Vista: more than just a pretty face," we began our extensive assessment of Windows Vista with a focus on the changes to the graphical framework of Windows. We also talked about improvements to the general Windows API, the media foundation, and improvements in sound. In what follows, we look at three remaining areas of major improvement for Vista: security, networking, and storage. At the end, we present the first round of our criticisms of the new OS. In the coming weeks, we will unveil our performance-oriented examination of the OS."
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RE[6]: @cyclops
by stare on Sat 9th Jun 2007 12:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: @cyclops"
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The article is quite clear XP is 41% faster at networking than Vista when benchmarked.

They probably have a NIC driver issue. I've got a completely reverse results, Vista network speed is much faster than XP -- on 100Mbit RTL8139 network XP is about 6-7Mb/sec, while Vista is 8-9Mb/sec. Quick googling confirms Vista is faster:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/juha/2070

I simply think is is negligible, and not as important as the performance loss in actually running the application.

The performance loss is shocking 1-3% average and that's due to immature drivers.
http://techgage.com/article/windows_vista_system_performance_report...

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