I will be setting up my Sister’s new Vista this weekend and I will count exactly the times I get UAC’d and will document why I got them.
Nick? I want you to count the number of times you get UAC’d as well. Got that? I want you to stop watching the Mac commercials, stop reading the Mark Russonovich blogs – http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2007/02/12/638372.aspx or the Joanna/Mark wars over on http://theinvisiblethings.blogspot.com/ and I want you and anyone else who is saying it needs to be re-thought to count and tell me in a normal user setting how many times and exactly where they get prompted.
In one week Nick, I will post my record of the times I got UAC’d and why. I will expect you to do the same.
If Vista’s UAC does nothing else it did/has done one thing:
It pushed Intuit into making Quickbooks run as non admin.
It’s pushing non admin to the “tipping” point.
It’s putting non admin on the radar for “normal folks”
It’s shoving poorly written apps in our faces and showcasing them.
This is UAC version 1.
One week Nick. I’ll post mine, you post yours.