Vista security: a petulant child

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 12:03 AM EST

Should third-party software vendors reduce the security noise Windows Vista makes? The answer is no easy one. With Vista's new security features, Microsoft's heart is in the right place, but good execution takes more than heart.

The problem is simple: Windows Vista is a noisy operating system. Between the new UAC (User Account Control) and Internet Explorer 7, there is a lot of chatter. Other security features, such as DEP (Data Execution Prevention), only add to the noise--in the form of pop-up notifications, some that are greatly intrusive.

At Microsoft Watch.

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