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By John on 3/1/2008 10:41 AM
A 10 Gbit network was initially consider extremely silly, but viewed form the standpoint of current storage technology and it now portends a shift from expensive Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks (FC SAN). Good stuff -- and a big win for simplicity.

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By John on 3/1/2008 9:01 AM
Ryan Smith at AnandTech did a knowledgeable review of Vista SP1 a couple days ago. Critical to drive users to the lagging Vista, SP1 fixes a number of bugs (e.g., NTFS corruption on external drives) and even some design issues (e.g., slow file copying & compression), but not completely.

My pet peeve with Vista, the User Account Control (UAC), is less obnoxious. I quickly disabled it however and am unsure if I'll turn it on even now.

Network traffic is still throttled when MultiMedia Class Scheduler Service is active to ensure audio doesn't get interrupted during playback. With Vista, users were unable to adjust this. With SP1 this can be manually adjusted up from the default 10% using the following registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\NetworkThrottlingIndex .csharpcode, .csharpcode pre { font-size: small; color: black; font-family: consolas,...
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