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Windows I never thought it was possible, but as it turns out, Microsoft has managed to produce some pretty good commercials for its brand new operating system, Windows 7. They are quite product-oriented, and carry the slogan "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea".
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RE[5]: What features?
by r_a_trip on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What features?"
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Which are exactly the ONLY use cases for UAC, too.

True, but MS failed to separate the user completely from the underlying system. E.g in Vista there was a mix of user files and global files on the desktop. While UAC responded correctly to actions which required elevated privileges, the context in which these prompts occured were illogical.

When I'm messing about on my own desktop or in my own user folder, I don't want to see privilege escalation prompts. What is in my account, should be my files with permissions set to my privilege level.

Vista's UAC was right on the money in the need for privelege escalation for certain actions, but Vista failed to cleanly separate the users own environment from the system. Which resulted in vexing prompts which seemed to make no sense.

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