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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

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Microsoft has gotten themselves into a pretty bad situation by allowing all of this to come to fruition and I really don't see what they can do now.
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They can setup network repositories through Windows Update. Software available would then be vetted and approved as compatible. Of course, this won't happen since it would mean including software which competes directly against Microsoft's own products. The company, if not the shareholders, will never allow such a thing.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

:D

Like I said...

They've dug themselves in deep. They've allowed a culture of (and this is a bad term I know, sorry) dumb users to blossom who expect all their old software to work forever (really another problem I guess) and who don't know HOW an operating system works, or what it even is, and now it is biting them in the behind.

Well, it isn't REALLY biting them in the behind because they still hold the vast majority of the market.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

isn't that the truth.. imagine what MS developers could do if the corp culture was not allowed to limit them and if the end users had the average technical knowledge (and interest) to demand better products. Even MS can't keep to the old ways if enough of the consumer base starts asking questions.

But.. back to reality..

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