Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2008 21:47 UTC
Windows User Account Control is easily one of the most hated features of Windows Vista, according to readers. The seemingly endless stream of UAC pop-ups, asking you to confirm this action or that action, just get in the way (and aren't particularly zippy, given the screen redraw). Others don't mind UAC, but there's no doubt it's a controversial 'feature' of the OS. At the RSA 2008 confab in San Francisco, Microsoft admitted that UAC was designed, in fact, to annoy. Microsoft's David Cross came out and said so: "The reason we put UAC into the platform was to annoy users. I'm serious," said Cross. Cross had more to say than just that: Microsoft is going to put more emphasis on whitelisting.
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LOL
by linuxdude on Sat 12th Apr 2008 18:03 UTC
linuxdude
Member since:
2008-02-26

I have already switched to Linux (ubuntu)

I absolutely refuse to fix broken windows machine. I just tell other to install linux or forget it - I ain't wasting any more time on fixing windows.

I have wasted a lot of my productive time of my life fixing windows (virus, spyware, annoying updates) and getting it to just work. Its just a PITA.

I am just TIRED of this shit.

I havent had a single problem with ubuntu since last many months other than sometimes firefox crashing - which can easily be ignored with the restore session feature.

Who the heck gives a crap about microsoft anymore. Bye from my side forever.

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RE: LOL
by Frobozz on Sun 13th Apr 2008 01:02 in reply to "LOL"
Frobozz Member since:
2005-12-04

I have wasted a lot of my productive time of my life fixing windows (virus, spyware, annoying updates) and getting it to just work.

Fixing it for yourself or others? Because for my own systems (those that still have Windows as opposed to Linux or OS X), I just install the free version of Grisoft's antivirus package and Spybot. I find that with those two running the only virus I get is if I do something stupid (like the time I got Netsky from an email attachment I knew was infected but wanted to test my setup).

As for repairing other systems for people, strangely I find that a number of people in the area are well versed in how to protect their system. Its gotten to the point I haven't repaired a system overtaken with viruses in over a year or so. And most of those users have Windows XP without UAC.

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