Uxtheme Rafael said:vesuvius said:*snip*
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.
Well to be fair WinFS was marketed as the next generation file system, so it's not like MS hasn't changed its mind before