Vista security tips: yes, I like the prompts

Friday, 23 March 2007, 12:18 AM EST

Windows Vista has been in the news a lot lately – in particular, Vista's security. The new security features have been the target of both praise and ridicule. Even Apple took a jab at Vista's security with its latest TV ad mocking Vista's security prompts. Say what you will, but I personally like the prompts. And get used to them; they are likely a sign of things to come.

Vista's security prompts are part of a new technology called User Access Control (UAC). Microsoft designed UAC to address a problem, that so many people use their PC on a daily basis logged in as an Administrator.

At Datamation.

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