Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 17:32 UTC
Windows Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn would accord end-users certain rights and privileges apparently ending the concept that everyone using their PC is also the PC's administrator. Update: More on new Longhorn features here.
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Nobody (including Microsoft) has truly explained how Longhorn is going to work with "legacy" applications that require Administrator access to work.

Not true. They have explained it. If it applications tries to do something that requires admin privileges, Longhorn will at the lowest level ask the user for the admin password, and continue if correct. Nothing will break unless very poorly written.

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