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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not surprised
by JoeBuck on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:41 UTC
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I kind of thought that this is what might be going on. There are good reasons to prioritize real-time tasks like audio or video streaming. However, it appears that Vista isn't doing this as well as it could, and may be giving up more performance than necessary to assure no skips.

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