quirdan writes: With the publishing of the discovery of the connection between Vista's poor networking performance and audio activities last week, word quickly spread around the Internet. No doubt this grabbed Microsoft's attention, and they have decided to respond to the issue. Microsoft state they are working on a technical documentation, as well as applying a slight sugar coating to the symptoms. Apparently they believe almost a 90% drop in networking performance is "slight," only affects reception of data, and that this performance trade-off is necessary to simply play an MP3 or a Windows 'ding' sound. Come on — this is 2007, not 1997. Link to Original Source
It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're
stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm.
-- Dion, noted computer scientist