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: I call BS
by MollyC on Tue 28th Aug 2007 01:58 UTC in reply to "I call BS"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

"You mean with all that processing power Vista can't play an MP3 and network at full speed at the same time? C'mon, that's shoddy design! My ten year old Mac can do that."

Huh? What exactly are you "calling BS" on?
You say it's "shoddy design", well that's what Russivich is saying (not "shoddy", but more like "sloppy", in that Gigabit networks weren't properly considered). You're essentially agreeing with Russinovich's assessment. I don't know what your "calling BS" on.

Besides that, did your 10-year old Mac have Gigabit networking? Somehow I doubt that.

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RE[2]: I call BS
by Sodapop on Tue 28th Aug 2007 02:29 in reply to "RE: I call BS"
Sodapop Member since:
2005-07-06

He's taking about all the processing power you need to run Vista. You know, Dual Core, 2 gigs of ram etc.

It is something to hang your hat on. I mean if a Dual Core can't run an MP3, somethings up.

That's what he and to a certain extent, I, are saying.

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v RE[3]: I call BS
by MollyC on Tue 28th Aug 2007 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: I call BS"
RE[2]: I call BS
by zdzichu on Tue 28th Aug 2007 09:23 in reply to "RE: I call BS"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

It was broadly introduced in 2000 with Apple computers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_Ethernet#History). So 10-year old maybe not, but 7-year old definitively.

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RE[3]: I call BS
by Laurence on Tue 28th Aug 2007 09:52 in reply to "RE[2]: I call BS"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"It was broadly introduced in 2000 with Apple computers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_Ethernet#History). So 10-year old maybe not, but 7-year old definitively."


Few gigabit switches supported appletalk back then and OSX was not long out so upgrading a Mac network to 1Gb wasn't a realistic option for a while after.

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