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Who should fix Microsoft’s UAC?

One of the most discussed features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control (UAC) feature. The UAC pops up whenever something is attempting to make use of something that is in the domain of the administrator.

Many users have complained that the UAC is the “dialog that cries wolf” in that it comes up so often that users end up either ignoring it or turning it off — both of which nullify the purpose of the UAC.

ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley argues that UAC needs an overhaul and talks about some of the discussions that are on the way.

Will Microsoft extend UAC to be more flexible and usable by users? Should it be left to a Symantec to solve or should Stardock (whom I work for) extend it to support more options?

What’s your view on the Windows Vista UAC?

ZDNet Blog

Microsoft, Windows Vista, UAC

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