Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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RE[3]: Fastest for two reasons...
by marcp on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fastest for two reasons..."
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privilege separation = user account privileges [i.e administrator, limited user account, etc].

I also used to run on limited access user account and there were - in fact - problems with many applications, but again - it was MS fault in the first place! ;)

here's the scheme:
1. MS designs its OS with user accounts, but no real privilege separation [i.e "do whatever you want, get the files from other accounts without giving a password] - Win95/98/NT/2k maybe?
2. MS again designs its OS with user accounts [crippled implementation - it makes YOU an admin by default] - WinXP 'Vanilla'
3. MS once again designs its OS with user accounts [now it's slightly better - "as it always should"] - WinXP Home / SP3 maybe?
4. MS changes the scheme: the previous one + UAC = more problems, more hell and inclarity. Devs are just *confused* ... - Vista / Win7

Of course I'm not talking about more advanced server versions, 'cause this is another thing. It's jus good.

But they couldn't even design their own software to work well on their own desktop OS, which is freaking hilarious!

Regards, Teknoenie

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