why microsoft sacrificed comfortablity for security in windows 7 again. RRS feed

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  • why dont you guies learn from mistake.
    thats why vista is down? UAC anoyying prompt microsoft should never ever try to reduce comfortablity for security. because it is going to lose this time too comfortablity matters most than security thats why people liked xp mostly than vista i think. what do you guies think.
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:07 PM


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  • Well, I think a little loss on comfort compared with a real gain in security is worth a deal. XP, at least until SP2, was such an unsafe system that one security update followed another without ever closing all doors for unwanted guests. As opposed to your sight, I could think of better improvements than UAC - namely the infamous file identification by extensions that should be replaced by a content identification -, but that again would be another loss of comfort, mainly of backwards compatibility.
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    Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:19 PM
  • 100% agree Mr.San, what is so hard in double clicking? it takes about 2 seconds mostly its nothing considreing all the benefits!!
    Whatsthe deal with these guys?
    C'mon want to compare XP with 7? Get real man
    • Proposed as answer by JoelbX Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Friday, August 14, 2009 1:42 AM
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:00 PM
  • Umm Curious kat

    Comparing Xp to 7 is EXACTLY what a bunch of us are doing.

    I am still using XP so why would i not compare what i have to what is coming out?

    As for 7.. the first thing i did is turned off the protection where i had to click yes to open the freaking internet every time.  Maybe it doesnt do it for IE but for Firefox it asked every time.
    Friday, August 7, 2009 4:11 AM
  • Hi MT_always

    well i think xp user will have much more benefits in upgrading to windows 7 knowing that now its the most stable Microsoft OS,about the prompts for credentials i think its a good idea to have control over the third party softwares knwing that you cant have much control of it at least requesting credentials for the user is a good measure and no big deal on clicking yes as i said it takes about 2 secs and not sweats....
    Hope you understand my POV
    Kind regards,
    Friday, August 7, 2009 2:42 PM
  • Hi Kaleab,

    Hope following links can help you understand why we need UAC in Windows:

    Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista

    UAC Feedback and Follow-Up

    Monday, August 10, 2009 5:50 AM