Reply to post: Re: Didn't microsoft try that?

BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: Didn't microsoft try that?

"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!!"

erm, no, a driver in user space would likely improve security versus a kernel mode driver....

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