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[6]: Article in short
by Marcellus on Tue 28th Aug 2007 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Article in short"
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If "fixing my setup" means getting a PCI/PCI-e NIC instead of running the integrated gigabit one, getting a real soundcard instead of running the integrated "HD Audio", etc. and ending up with a setup that costs a lot more, then it simply equals tossing more resources at the problem.
While it is annoying when it happens, it's by no means worth the extra money to fix only that.

Fact is that it does happen for me and many others, even if you say you have been spared.

The problem that Vista causes is pretty minor and will be fixed in time.
Hopefully to a more dynamic solution rather than simply upping the hardcoded limit, and make better use of multicore when available.

MS have already admitted that the network performance drop on gigabit network is much larger than intended, so personally I'm content with waiting for a solution now.

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