As I continue to see complaints arise against Microsoft, I can’t help but chuckle to myself. It seems like people don’t care what it is and whether something really is bad, people like bashing Microsoft almost as much as they like bashing the president (which is wrong). Sure, Microsoft has its problems, but lets not look for ways to bash them. You don’t see Apple-bashing nearly as much.
Today I’ve been pondering the complaints about the Vista User Account Control (UAC). Why do people complain about it? Its very contradictory. First, people complained that Windows was insecure, now they claim that the UAC is a pain. What do you want, people? By the way, I run Vista doing more Admin stuff than the average user, so I do speak from experience.
For those who are curious, the UAC basically has your account run as a low-privileged user, then asks you if you want to run as an admin for tasks requiring it (such as running an installer, or tweaking system settings).
You’ll notice that you don’t get as much complaining about the Linux sudo command, which I find interesting, because that’s more of a pain. You have to type “sudo”, then the admin password (which isn’t that hard anyways). With the Vista UAC, all you have to do is…get ready for it, this is really hard….click “OK”. Come on, people.
Anyways, there’s my two cents worth.