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Vista's UAC is annoying shocka

Microsoft confesses all
Wed Oct 29 2008, 09:53

VOLISH platform chief Steven Sinofsky has finally acknowledged that the User Account Control in Windows Vista may have been a wee bit annoying.

Sinofsky said that his inbox was full of 'suggestions' from developers about what he could do with the UAC. This is in addition to a few jokes that have appeared on Youtube.

He said that Vole got a lot of feedback about Vista and had to sit back, re-evaluate, and say, "What did we learn from that?"

With UAC, Microsoft had started on the road to hell with "the best intentions " in mind. However, he acknowledged that informing the user about what's going on and getting consent "possibly went too far."

After all punters don't want their operating system to warn them that there is air in the room, it might rain, and Luxemburg is small for a nation state.

He also admitted that the device driver model probably wasn't ready at the time of Vista's launch. He said that Windows 7 would have a UAC but managed to avoid saying what it would look like.

The Pre-Beta version of Windows 7 has four settings for configuring how intrusive UAC will be. µ

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