Is Windows Vista too protective?
One of the most intriguing new features in Windows Vista is a major change in the way user accounts work. Windows XP allows accounts to reside in either the Administrators group (where they have full control over the system, including the ability to install a piece of spyware or a virus) or in the Users group, where their capabilities are so limited as to be practically unusable.
Windows Vista adds a feature called User Account Control (UAC), which until recently was called User Access Protection (UAP) and grows out of research into least-privileged user accounts (LUA) Ed Bott's Windows Expertise » Is Windows Vista too protective?
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