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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RE: Great article Thom
by steviant on Fri 6th Mar 2009 07:50 UTC in reply to "Great article Thom"
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Yeah I concur, this is actually a very good article regarding UAC, and goes some way toward restoring my faith in Thom Holwerda's ability to write an article which isn't intelligence-insulting flame-bait.

I have to agree that the fundamentals of the NT operating system are very sound; being created and architected by people who worked on operating systems that were dealing with workloads that Windows itself wouldn't encounter for a decade.

It's just unfortunate that it has to lumber around with the win32 userland on it's back, which has required sending key parts of the OS into kernel space to achieve acceptable performance.

Good work Thom!

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