Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:21 UTC
Windows A curious network performance reduction noticed by many Windows Vista users of the 2CPU forum that became the talk of Slashdot last week has been identified as having been caused not by DRM, as Slashdot users expected, but by a curious prioritization 'feature' of Vista that's intentionally biased toward Media Player at the expense of network and system resources.
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Article in short
by Almafeta on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:30 UTC
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The article in short: Processes that declare themselves to be multimedia processes -- like Windows Media Player does -- are given the lion's share of processing time. These tasks are considered to be 'user-critical,' that is, tasks that the typical end user wants to be done without any slowdown or hiccups (movies that don't hang, music that doesn't skip, etc.), in favor of less critical tasks (background defragging, while a handy preventative measure, is not critical to the operation of Windows).

The article in short-short: Stop playing DVDs on company servers.

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