[ubuntu-uk] Shutting down Windows

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon May 28 14:50:05 BST 2007

On 28/05/07, LeeUKHA <mailinglists at varga.co.uk> wrote:
> "User Account Control". Quoting MS - "The main goal of User Account
> Control is to reduce the exposure and attack surface of the operating
> system by requiring that all users run in standard user mode. This
> limitation minimizes the ability for users to make changes that could
> destabilize their computers or inadvertently expose the network to
> viruses through undetected malware that has infected their computer."
> It's basically SUDO... (but without having to type the password it),
> made out to be a brilliant MS invention...

When they 'invented' it, they made it nearly unusable. Every time a
program tries to do something that needs escalated privileges, it pops
up a dialog box.

And their detection of whether or not a program is an installer is
laughable - there may be other checks, but rename a random program
(such as notepad) as setup.exe and you suddenly need to run it with
administrator privileges!!!


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