vesuvius said:
Uxtheme Rafael said:
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Everyone that has responded in this thread thus far ought to know what UAC is and does by now. This has been debated on countless occasions.

Yes they got the messaging to us wrong, I blame marketing and over zealous security PM's.

The fact of the matter is that most computers needs an expert to maintain them, that is fine if you are a developer or computer enthusiast, but a general user finds it difficult. Foisting this upon billions of users is not commercially adriot - look at XP!

 If you were in charge of a multi-billion product, and one of the chief complaints was security prompts what would you do? Obviously that complainant is a fool, but it is better to sell the product (like XP sold in droves), and leave that individual under the control of AV companies. It is less complicated that way, and you have less complaints - far less by the way.

If users get a virus or their security is compromised, Microsoft's response will be elevate UAC, you complained when we had it high, now see what happened.

This is an economical descicion, and totally, wholly incontrovertibly the correct one!

 

Everyone that has responded in this thread thus far ought to know what UAC is and does by now. This has been debated on countless occasions.

I ought to know what? Who's right here? As previous posters have clearly mentioned, there is not one de facto standard definition on UAC. Am I to take your definition? Technet's? Mark's? Windows Help? MSDN?

Microsoft marketed it as a security feature, which means the general consensus amongst consumers -- you know, whom Windows is built for -- is that it's a security feature. Period. These other bloggers can claim otherwise, but it's too late. Their focus should now be huddling up internally to figure out how, in Windows 8, they'll present UAC as merely the "convienence feature" it was originally designed to be.

 

EDITS: Purely for display purposes.