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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

jake Silver badge

Re: Didn't microsoft try that?

The speed-up I am referring to is in user-space. MS pulled the video stuff out of the kernel and into user-space in the transition between NT3.5x and the Win2K/XP era. Yes, it made the "seat of the pants" user-feel faster, but security sucked. Auntie Beeb & the Kids in San Francisco obviously have no concept of "those who don't grok history are doomed to repeat it".

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