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 to sound too ignorant
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Aug 2007 03:54 UTC
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But one would assume that hard coding something as rather stupid, even before this came out - didn't anyone at Microsoft question the decision?

There is the 'Windows Experience Index' - one would have assumed that to create a good experience for the end user they would use the information collected via the benchmarketing process to tweak the scheduler to suite the processor.

For example, information regarding clock speed, memory speed, latency and so forth - all impact on performance of multimedia and thus the schedule should take the information in when setting itself up.

As for me, I haven't seen anything like it yet - then again, I use SonicStage for my media and syncronisation with my MiniDisc player.

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