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Re: Windows 7 UAC compromised
From: Andy McKnight <andy.mcknight () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 17:58:12 +0000
2009/2/6 Ureleet <ureleet () gmail com>
doesnt this work for other oses?
Windows is different in this respect. The number of Windows users who don't
know/care (or *want* to know) what goes on under the hood is *huge*. As
long as their current setup allows them to *do their job* then they're not
going to buy into any upgrade that risks breaking that. That's what's
important to them.
The biggest driver behind upgrading a Windows OS isn't a new release, or
security improvements or a fancy GUI. It's hardware replacement. Even this
was/is stretched with XP with the extended shipment dates and various
downgrade options you can *still* get on new boxes.
The only people that can really force app developers to change overnight*
and code for a new, secure Windows OS mostly don't care about it. That
leaves Microsoft to try and drip feed gradual change that improves the
situation without rocking the boat.
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