Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE: my take
by WarpKat on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:46 UTC in reply to "my take"
WarpKat
Member since:
2006-02-06

Why is it FUD?

At least XP doesn't make you answer a prompt just so you can go take a crap every time there's a bowel movement.

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RE[2]: my take
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:48 in reply to "RE: my take"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

At least XP doesn't make you answer a prompt just so you can go take a crap every time there's a bowel movement.


Pure and utter BOGUS. Vista doesn't ask for elevation permission any more or less often than Ubuntu. And I can know, since I run both DAILY.

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RE[3]: my take
by raver31 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:27 in reply to "RE[2]: my take"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe, you do use both every day, but you cannot compare them like that.

If you are working as root, Ubuntu will not keep asking for the root password.

Vista still activates UAC prompts when you are logged in as administrator. This is both stupid and aggravating, and a major cause of people turning UAC off, thus removing any security benefits Vista had over XP.

Edited 2007-09-27 19:29

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RE[4]: my take
by emokid156 on Sat 29th Sep 2007 11:14 in reply to "RE[2]: my take"
emokid156 Member since:
2006-04-19

OS X also keeps asking for your password, even when logged in as an administrator. Ubuntu and OSX make you type your password. This is for security reasons, so if you leave your workstation unlocked someone can't modify any admin settings.

Vista just shows up a box you click OK to. It's not even secure - just annoying.

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v RE[2]: my take
by imstillatwork on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE: my take"