It seems that Microsoft has the following aproach to security. Security
is annoying, so lets give the users something that is partially secure
and annoys them so much that they don't forget that microsoft is looking
out for them.
Uac will ask for permition for the strangest reasons and allow some
things that could be very dangerous. Microsoft tried to copy the
security system on linux and failed. As thomas said the registry is
another idea that seems nice in practice, but has too many drawbacks to
On 7/2/2011 9:44 PM, dark wrote:
Actually, I do have the two accounts setup on windows sinse that's
what windows does by default, and also I do appreciate what you say
However, if I list all the problems I've ever had with user accounts,
perhaps you'll understand why I am so crytical of the uac feature as a
Back in 2004, when the university crashed Hal thanks to mcaffi, (quite
another story), after that problem was fixed, I had to constantly log
in with a different account to the one I started with, which meant a
lot of shufling of files and mucking about.
In 2006, when in fact trying to install netframework to play various
games, my computer by default logged on with a different account,
which i could only fix with a system restore to earlier point.
in 2007, my mum's computer locked up because several files on her
account became confused with my fathers on the same machine, and both
of them couldn't log in and the hole thing needed to be reset.
Also in 2007, my desktop's registry got changed so that it
automatically booted with no account set, thus making it impossible to
find programs or anything else, and this needed to be fixed by
altering the registry (something I needed to get someone else to fix).
In 2009, my account became corrupted, and once again, I needed to have
someone restore all the data from it and create a second account on
this is why I don't like Uac. While admittedly some of the problems
could've been fixed by taking care of the registry (something I
obviously now do with pctuneup), many more were directly caused by uac.
While I understand it's logic for businesses, and the security point,
as an overall feature given all these problems it just seems very
buggy to me, and why I say 90 percent of computer problems I've ever
experienced have been tied to uac.
Beware the grue!
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