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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
UAC is nice and secure when configured correctly...just can get a little annoying at times.
Configured how? You can turn it on and off... and that's about it. I know there are workarounds... but Microsoft sure doesn't tell you about them.

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Originally Posted by thydevil View Post
The UAC couldn't stop the demons, but did stop the rootkits.
Heh... that one took me a minute.

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Good read! I dream that one day we can all use something as secure as Linux. But until ATI puts out better Linux drivers, more competitive gaming goes to Linux, and better Linux DAW options are released, I'll settle with the UAC.
    
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post #32 of 44
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Configured how? You can turn it on and off... and that's about it. I know there are workarounds... but Microsoft sure doesn't tell you about them.
UAC can be extensively customized.
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Great...

Now.... what about those who disabled it?

This would be good for a kid's PC
    
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post #34 of 44
Thats nice but most people using vista will have disabled it as its the most annoying feature of any OS which I have ever used.
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post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
This is not that surprising. The fact is that Windows apps have traditionally had too much power, M$ are trying to stop that.

Look at Linux, one of the reasons it's secure is because code is generally well written and doesn't request root when it doesn't need it.

Running Windows XP is like running in root all of the time, UAC is basically Microsoft's answer to Sudo.

One of the few good things M$ have done.
That, and providing an OS that does everything I need it to, including run all the games I like.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/28/08 at 11:37am
    
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That, and providing an OS that does everything I need it to, including run all the games I like.
So you are saying one of the good things M$ have done is to corner the market, and entrap you so all you can buy is their software because you need software which is only available for the platform, regardless of if it is good or not? Then charging you over the odds for the pleasure of this?
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So you are saying one of the good things M$ have done is to corner the market, and entrap you so all you can buy is their software because you need software which is only available for the platform, regardless of if it is good or not? Then charging you over the odds for the pleasure of this?
That's a loaded question; answering it would be implying I agree that they've done exactly what you're saying. Sorry, but questions with logical fallacies and presuppositions won't work on me.

I stand by what I said.

Besides; how (you think) MS has gotten to where they are, does not make what I said untrue.

Try to be a little more objective if you want to have a rational conversion with me.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/28/08 at 4:12pm
    
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That's a loaded question; answering it would be implying I agree that they've done exactly what you're saying. Sorry, but questions with logical fallacies and presuppositions won't work on me.

I stand by what I said.

Besides; how (you think) MS has gotten to where they are, does not make what I said untrue.

Try to be a little more objective if you want to have a rational conversion with me.
It was entirely intended to be so.

I didn't say that it isn't so, in fact, I said exactly what I meant and I don't see the problem with it. You said one of the best things M$ have done is providing an OS that runs games. I stated (as a rhetorical question ) that what M$ have done is forced you to only have one option, not give you the option.
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It was entirely intended to be so.

I didn't say that it isn't so, in fact, I said exactly what I meant and I don't see the problem with it. You said one of the best things M$ have done is providing an OS that runs games. I stated (as a rhetorical question ) that what M$ have done is forced you to only have one option, not give you the option.
Did you look at the link I provided? I'm not sure you understand why asking a loaded question is not part of a rational, objective conversation.

Basically, you can't logically ask someone a question that presupposes information that may be contestable (including, but not limited to, subjective and opinion based statements). Because in order for me to answer the question at all, it would imply I agree with your statement in it's entirety.

That is exactly what you did. And that's why, logically, I cannot answer it. My original statement stands.
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I would rather deal with rootkits than deal with UAC up my butt every time I installchange something.
Wow! So much for security on your computer.
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