Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 13:27 UTC
Windows For Windows 7, Microsoft has made some changes to User Account Control to counter the criticism that UAC was too intrusive. It didn't take long before several holes were poked in Windows 7's default UAC settings, and now one is left to wonder: is it wise to sacrifice security for (perceived?) usability? Ars has an editorial that deals with this question.
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Someone with a very nice suite earned a huge bonus that year by saving Microsoft the expense of developing the product beyond the point of "good enough to fool consumers".

(I have a reoccurring dream where MS competes based on product quality and fair market practices.. then I wake and remember that MS is a corporation who's primary product is shareholder equities; software is just the retail product they use towards that end goal.)

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