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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by Buck on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:31 UTC
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Can't say anything about Vista, but iTunes in MacOSX seems to employ similar philosophy, the music will play no matter what while other programs battle for their CPU/memory slots. It makes sense though, because you could be waiting for an app to do its thing in deaf silence or you could relax and keep listening to those tracks. After all equal priorities won't speed things all that much if at all...

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