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[5]: Good and Bad
by google_ninja on Tue 28th Aug 2007 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good and Bad"
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Its the other way around, they are throttling system resources and network services for media playback and media streaming, the article is about how they didn't use good enough settings for either.

What I am saying is that in the case of audio, the entire stack has been re-done to lower latency, and they have made a completely new driver model to take advantage of emerging hardware. Kroc says that all this will do is prevent the startup sound from stuttering, while big audio companies like Cakewalk are saying that it will dramatically reduce latency. As I trust technical articles more then some random guys opinon, I was asking where the basis for his opinion came from, as I have only read good things about the new audio stack.

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