Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 13:27 UTC
Windows For Windows 7, Microsoft has made some changes to User Account Control to counter the criticism that UAC was too intrusive. It didn't take long before several holes were poked in Windows 7's default UAC settings, and now one is left to wonder: is it wise to sacrifice security for (perceived?) usability? Ars has an editorial that deals with this question.
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by twm_bucket on Thu 5th Mar 2009 16:26 UTC
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I just switched from a Mac to a computer running Windows Vista SP1. Maybe they changed things in SP1 but I don't find the UAC a hassle at all. It's not it asks every time I want to move a folder or delete something.

Maybe people were used to no prompts and saw this whole new thing and freaked.

Vista has some issues but I never had an issue with UAC.

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