I WAS WRONG IN 2006. (LOL) (LOL).
MY RANT POST ABOUT VISTA CAN STILL BE FOUND ON THE NET. :) :)
October 6th 06, 10:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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I know I will be "flamed" out of this Vista discussion group but I feel I
must add my comments.
RC1 sets up fine with a Clean Install on a fairly modern machine using up to
date ancillary software.
1. How many "Joe Six Pack" Windows single machine users actually want to
spend time "logging" into their personal machines ?
2. How many "average" Windows users have enough knowledge to actually "cut
off" and "cut on" the security features they really need ?
3. How many "average" Windows users have enough knowledge to even know what
the security setting's Terminology's mean ?
4. How many "average" Windows users, after purchasing their off the shelf
machine, have the time or want to read a 2000 page Tec Manual or go to MS
Tech Net just to be able to to use their new machine for its intended
5. How many "average" Windows users know what Permissions are, UAC is,
rundll does, WMI's function, what Active X controls are for, how the
Registry is built, what Protocols, Ports, Tokens and Objects are, etc.,
etc..... just to name a few of thousands of computer related knowledge base
Like me, most in this discussion group have been around since Dos 1.0, build
their own hardware and do some programming and experiment with different
Operating Systems if not just for the fun of it.
However, I would venture a guess that 95% of "average" Windows users have
real computer work to accomplish daily and other outside hobbies besides IT
experimentation and electronics plus really don't want to spent hours / days
trying to figure out and configure there machines.
On the other hand, most "average users don't won't to feel that they are are
being treated as children and are being protected and saved from their own
stupidy by a higher power either !
Vista seems to accomplish both goals.
In my opinion, it is a "darn" shame for a company like MS to develop a
common everyday product such as Vista that will take at least (8-12) hours
(just a guess) to configure right out of the box which will then be useful
for the "average" user in accomplishing what they purchased their computer
My last comment concerns WPA, WGA and who knows what's to come.
The "average" computer user knows nothing at all of what this is all about
so there was no huge public out cry just as there will be none when Vista is
released. Business monopolies can just about do as they please when there is
no competition to speak of.
And NO, Windows 98 was NOT the best version of Windows developed. Probably
Windows 2000-SP4 was / is the fastest O/S, took the least time to configure
with the least "fluff" and could be locked down tighter than a drum for net
I won't even speak about Office 12 with its "comic book" interface.