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Submission + - Why Vista + Longhorn = Faster Networking

tomlasusa writes: Networking on Windows has always sucked, especially across LANs. Network Computing details improvements to the TCP stack and networking support in Microsoft Vista and Longhorn, including receive-side-window autotuning and the Compound TCP algorithm, which will increase network performance. Tests showed a Windows Vista computer had twice the throughput downloading a file from a Windows 2003 server, compared with the same download to a Windows XP computer. Longhorn will provide an additional boost. Could Windows networking finally be up to snuff? dservers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199200598

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