Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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I Hate Vista
by TheBashar on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:30 UTC
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And I'll tell you why. I've been using Vista since November the very first reason I hate Vista is the double-prompting in UAC.

I download a FOSS utility and extract it to a folder under my temp directory. After determining that I like it I want to copy it to My \Program Files\Util directory. Now windows explorer prompts me with a "You need Admin privileges" to do this. I saw OK. Now UAC darkens my screen with the actual elevation prompt.

This is just one example but there are tons of scenarios that cause this crap. You have to elevate to do this, ok or cancel? UAC here, do you want to elevate, ok or cancel? Don't harass me twice! Just skip to the UAC prompt.

Second royal PITA is there is no way to trust an unsigned utility. I've got tons of these handy FOSS utilities and every single damned time I run one Vista UAC has to darken my screen and ask me if I'm sure. Yes, for hells sake, I've used this utility 100 times now. There really needs to be a "Yes and don't ask again for this executable" option.

I have more legitimate complaints, but these two are royal PITAs.

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