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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abraxas
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2005-07-07

Russinovich's characterization of the throttling trigger as "hard-coded" may be an indication that the company's fix may involve giving the user a choice of which services should be pared down when crunch time comes, system services or multimedia. But with the sheer number of system services Vista now runs, crunch time may be coming too often anyway.

I don't think Micsosoft is going to allow customers to choose which services are alloted more processor time. I think they are more likely going to alter the trigger from being hard-coded to a variable based on detection of network speeds.

It seems that the people that replied to this thread have said nothing about the real issue which is the hard-coding of network speeds to 100Mbit. This is bound to cause problems on networks that don't operate at 100Mbit. It was a stupid move but one that shouldn't take much effort to fix.

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