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]: I call BS
by Laurence on Tue 28th Aug 2007 09:52 UTC 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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RE[4]: I call BS
by mallard on Tue 28th Aug 2007 10:19 in reply to "RE[3]: I call BS"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

>Few gigabit switches supported appletalk back then

Even in 2000, nobody used plain appletalk.
Appletalk over IP was used for Mac filesharing and normal TCP/IP for almost everything else. Nothing that needed special support from switches.

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