Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2009 10:00 UTC
Windows Not too long ago, we ran a story informing you of how the auto-elevation feature in Windows 7 is broken in a way that allows malicious programs to silently gain administrative privileges. We wondered if Microsoft was ever going to fix this one before Windows 7 goes final, and even though we're not there yet, a recent article by Mark Russinovich seems to imply pretty strongly that no, Microsoft is not going to fix this.
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RE[2]: It is the Microsoft way
by shiva on Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE: It is the Microsoft way"
shiva
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2007-01-24

I use linux but not Ubuntu nor sudo. I prefer the "Red hat way" of use su - to become root and do the administrative things.

The plague of today's operating systems is to treat users as stupid and not capable of learning some basic things to operate the OS. Before, in CLI times, the user should learn some commands before use the system. Even to drive a car it is necessary take some lessons; why not computers which are much more complex and flexible ?

Edited 2009-06-11 15:56 UTC

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