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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Good and Bad
by Obscurus on Tue 28th Aug 2007 03:07 UTC
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As a computer musician, the high thread priority given to audio streams is great - it means that I will be able to get much better latency in my sequencer and run more tracks and plugins. However, it is pretty piss poor that they didn't consider gigabit networks and that network performance suffers so badly - if I am using a gigabit networked drive with my audio apps, this could be a problem. Interested to see what sort of fix is made.

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