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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RE: Article in short
by stestagg on Tue 28th Aug 2007 09:28 UTC in reply to "Article in short"
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Between the lines. MS were worried that all their DRM related encryption/decryption of multimedia streams would take up too much CPU and people would notice dodgy playback.
So MS just upped the process priority until these side-effects disappeared.

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