UAC at default coming up very time? Every time what? LOL This is a joke. It comes up when I said it does.If you have security turned up, yes you will get prompted everytime (even if you copy a file from a networked drive to your local hard drive).
More totally unsupported FUD. Are you even serious. Bad drivers plagued Vista at the outset and are widely known to cause most stability problems. This is exactly the kind of thing MS needs to do if it wants to keep Windows in the same league with Mac when it comes to maintaining a CONSISTENT quality of user experience. Will it be costly to some small time vendors, possibly, it's too early to say how it will all go down but clearly MS needs to avoid the kinds of issues that are plaguing the OS and causing the loss of share.The driver validation database is going to be a disaster and is really just another way for Microsoft to extract money out of development efforts to get one's drivers "approved". The reality is that Microsoft already do this via WHQL certificaiton -- only it's currently optional, now it will be required and cost. But who do you think will ultimately pay for that additional cost?? Yes, the end user as it will get passed on -- you can thank Microsoft for that.
You are simply dead wrong about how often UAC prompts. I have Visual Studio 2008 BTW, on Vista 64, it absofreakinglutely does not bring up a prompt! I just tried it. I am suspecting you are making stuff up here because your supposed experience of UAC is not the norm at all.I seriously doubt you use Vista x64? SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) will prompt me to "Allow" every time I try to launch it if I have UAC enable. As does VS 2008. About the only apps that don't is the MS Office 2007 suite (gee I wonder why). What version of Vista are you running? And what kind of software do you run?
This means nothing, show me, as I asked you, how this is so secure that it could not be faked or otherwise circumvented by genius malware coders who can break just about any security scheme?? So far I have your word for it. I'm not saying it's impossible. maybe this is an alternate way, but so far you have not done anything to convince me this isn't idle speculation by an obviously agenda driven Apple lover.Every device attached to your PC is assigned a unique identifier, how can I make this more clear to you? If you don't believe me go read the link below.
You want me to list a code sample on how you identify a USB device and read it's input? If malware emulates a mouse click, mouse position change, or keyboard input event it will have a different identification source. Vista and/or any Microsoft OS does no checking on source.
I'll be waiting for your rebuttal to Ed Bott, the author of 'Windows Vista: inside/out' on this. Lacking that all I can suggest is that you stop getting your Vista facts from Apple Ads and Starbucks discussions among the unemployed Mac addicts. Vista shame. LOL, it's all about being cool for you isn't it.Tasks that trigger a UAC prompt
Operating system commands or actions that require administrator rights (and will thus trigger UAC) are marked with the security shield symbol.Tasks that require administrator privileges will trigger a UAC prompt (if UAC is enabled) are typically marked by a 4-color security shield symbol. In the case of executable files, the icon will have a security shield overlay. Ed Bott's Windows Vista Inside Out lists the following tasks which require administrator privileges:
Changes to system-wide settings or to files in %SystemRoot% or %ProgramFiles%
Installing and uninstalling applications
Installing device drivers
Installing ActiveX controls
Changing settings for Windows Firewall
Changing UAC settings
Configuring Windows Update
Adding or removing user accounts
Changing a user’s account type
Configuring Parental Controls
Running Task Scheduler
Restoring backed-up system files
Viewing or changing another user’s folders and files
OK, maybe 'idiots' was a bit rash, but the main point remains. These 'novices' have broken just about every security scheme out there are. LOL You are showing your own immaturity and egotism here.most exploits are done by novices that probably don't have any professional level coding experience
Which as you can see was a classic flame bait derail which prompted a quick degeneration of the topic, as it was of course, intended to do. I came in on the rear end of that derail.This is how Microsoft squeeze out more money from the "band wagoners" -- the loyal Microsoft fans who will remain loyal regards of what is tossed at them.
If you look at Windows 7 objectively it has all the same signs of failure as Vista - especially driver validation (yet another feature the user will have to try to figure out how to turn OFF). So let me ask this, you pay for all these new features then promptly go turn them all off because they consume resources and basically get in the way of productivity -- this is good because????
IE lost more market share (first time in a LONG LONG LONG time it dropped below 70%). Safari gained market share upto 8% (highest it has been in a LONG LONG LONG time).
This is another OS skip as it appears Microsoft still don't get it. At what market share percent does Microsoft have to hit before they actually start to produce software for the human race? 50%, 60%??
In reality it's Vista SP2 (or by release date maybe SP3).