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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makes no sense
by pixel8r on Tue 28th Aug 2007 04:02 UTC
pixel8r
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2007-08-11

This scheduling thing completely doesn't make sense. I understand people saying more CPU time for multimedia is great but the fact is that you dont want any more than "enough" CPU time to stop it from skipping.

When do many people listen to music on their PC? Answer: When they're DOING SOMETHING ELSE AT THE SAME TIME.

You dont want you PC to basically freeze up when you play music or video. So you still need something like CFS to handle it properly. Sure, give a little more cpu time to multimedia but dont go crazy about it. A good cpu and good scheduler will be more than enough to ensure skip-free music and video.

Maybe they should look at Vista's memory and disk usage instead??

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