Bet you didn’t expect me to write that!
Microsoft Vista is, of course, the worst consumer-oriented version of Microsoft Windows since Windows Me. UAC is the most annoying part of Windows, which regularly asks if you want to do things, like drag and drop, instead of simply doing the things you wanted.
However, they do have their place…
Earlier this summer, my wife and I bought a laptop for my mother in law. Given the prevailance of computer viruses in China, and the fact I am several thousands of miles away, I wanted to make sure that no damage befell her computer. So I turned on UAC, made it as secure as I could (not as secure as I wanted, UAC is nothing like unix permissions), and hoped for the best.
So the other day we get a phone call
So-and-so wonders what the password is.
Because so-and-so wants to install a pinyin program
There already is a pinyin program on the computer. That’s what we use with messenger
Oh, ok. Thanks!
Because of Vista UAC, my mother-in-law was saved from installing and executing an unknown application.