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[3]: Good and Bad
by MollyC on Tue 28th Aug 2007 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good and Bad"
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"Yes, but CoreAudio works here, now, on just about any Mac, since 10.2

It's quaint that Vista could give CoreAudio a run for it's money, but that money has long been earnt / spent in audio production based on Macs for years now. "

I don't know how Vista's audio stack compares with CoreAudio, but I've never understood the line of thinking that underlies your statement. Are you saying that because CoreAudio achived a certain level of audio capabilities a few years ago that Microsoft should make no attempt to improve their own audio stack, or if they do, they should be bashed for the effort? That, as a general principle, if Product A had feature X before product B, then it's bad for Product B to ever include similar features? Makes no sense.

"All Vista's new audio stack is going to do for end users is maybe prevent the startup sound from stuttering."

Um, no.
This avsforum thread started by Amir Majidimehr, head of MS multimidea, explains Vista's audio improvements in great detail. I don't know how it compares with CoreAudio (from reading the avsforum thread I suspect that it surpasses CoreAudio, but I don't really know), but I do know that it blows away XP, which is Vista's prime competition, not OSX.

(Amir ( ) is a frequent poster to, used to work for Sony, and knows of what he speaks.)

Edited 2007-08-28 11:23

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