Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 28th Apr 2007 00:53 UTC, submitted by applesource
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft Australia has defended the company's User Account Control (UAC) system as being "misunderstood" and said it should be the type of technology that all operating systems aspire towards.
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by Southern.Pride on Sat 28th Apr 2007 01:24 UTC
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2006-09-14

This is the last in the line on this code base, I have tried it out and you have to click on prompt boxes.

* When trying to change almost anything the screen dims in the background and a prompt box appears asking if this is what you want to do. Of course it is why on earth would I click on it in the first place? It is out of control, why can't it be like my Linux distro Fedora with a regular user account that can run programs/applications and perform computing functions. Then have the admin account to install what you need or make system changes. From the time I spent on it in a Office Depot store it was slow, actually one of the laptops blue screened with the 'infamous IRQ NOT EQUAL' that means it was a buggy driver.

Basically, this is nothing more than a rehashed Windows NT Workstation code base that was unstable until about SP5 or SP6 it actually was not to bad.

Anyways, the UAC will not protect the system completely since deviant people sit around and write viruses, trojan and spyware for Windows because they like to cost companies money which in turn pass it on to the consumer. I gave up on Windows NT Workstation when I performed by first install of Red Hat Professional 6.0 boxed set back around 1999.

In the Enterprise at work, I run Fedora Core 6 on my laptop/workstation and the Corp runs Windows XP Pro however, just as previous Windows versions you have to run as Administrator on a Windows machine to run certain programs. I use the VPN or Citrix client to log in on my laptop, but the security in Windows is there but it is not correctly implemented.

I just don't understand why in previous Windows releases why you need to run as Administrator? It should have been locked down years ago, but they created this monster and they are having the worst time trying to correct it.

Just as a Professor told me in College years ago, 'Always grant the LEAST amount of permissions to get the job done, because you can always add but it is almost impossible to start taking them away'........

How true that quote is, and I do not understand a Corps non-nonchalant attitude with data security being at the utmost importance.

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