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[4]: Good and Bad
by REM2000 on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good and Bad"
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There is some truth in that statement, i can't remember the site at the moment, i will try to find it.

Microsoft did make a couple of changes to vista to ensure that it didn't look bad. The first was the removal of Windows and Microsoft from the loading screen (it's now simply blank with a progress bar). And the other was to ensure that the audio didn't stutter during startup.

The blank screen was introduced as microsoft said users associated slow startup with windows as that's all they saw during startup.

Sorry i haven't quite read through the whole article but is the slow down due to mp3's or video. As i know some videos can be very demanding. If it is MP3 then thats not a good sign, as the computer should not throttle music for network services.

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