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Re: Windows 7 UAC compromised
From: Miller Grey <vigilantgregorius () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:23:15 -0600

No, it doesn't make sense...I don't think Redmond missed the point at all,
they're trying to introduce a concept totally new to the everyday user who,
like Valdis said, only "...wants his dancing hamster screensaver.", and will
blindly click any OK button that pops up.  Ultimately, Valdis is right,
Redmond cares about profit, and creating an OS that is irritating to the
everyday jackass does not help their profits.

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Kevin Wilcox <kevin () tux appstate edu> wrote:

2009/2/5 Miller Grey <vigilantgregorius () gmail com>:

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:40 PM, M.B.Jr. <marcio.barbado () gmail com>
wrote:

Windows says: Hello world! Check this out, world, this is really cool.
Now I have, uh, something like, uh, "privileges management"!

"UAC" is no more than a new commercial designation for something with
about 40 years.
And they (Redmond) are still missing the concept's point.

...what?

He's saying Microsoft has embraced and extended "privilege management"
and "introduced" it as something new, "UAC".

He then says Microsoft is daft and missing the entire point of
privilege management, even though it's been around for decades and
their "UAC" is nothing new.

Make sense?

kmw

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