Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 21:53 UTC
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[3]: What features?
by grat on Sun 25th Oct 2009 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What features?"
grat
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Windows 7 UAC is a bit better tuned-- Not sure I'm happy about an application being able to retune it silently, but that's fixable.

UAC is more like interactive SElinux-- Even if you're root, it's going to ask if you're certain you want to do that.

Now, if you remove the "Administrator" flag (ie, take yourself out of the 'wheel' group) from your account, then UAC requires you to authenticate as someone with privilege.

For supporting our (non-privileged) users, this is very useful, as we get prompted for our username/password when doing administration, instead of having to either log out and back in, or having to do fancy "runas" tricks.

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