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Vista, UAC, and the command like junkie

So I log in with a Joe Schmoo, non-admin account to a Vista machine. In Task Manager, I go to the Processes tab and it only shows a subset of processes – not all user processes. To show process from all users, it requires administrative rights, as indicated by the button at the bottom with the UAC icon.

So instead, I go to a Command Prompt, type the command tasklist, and there’s a listing of all processes that are running from all users.

Great consistency there…

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zarchasmpgmr
Apr. 18th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Vista is so screwed up. I don't even want to buy a new PC until SP1 comes out.

You know. Windoze would be a whole lot better if M$ unbound Office, IE, WMV, etc., from the operating system. A lot more secure too.

And don't get me started on the whole data-on-stack/C string design ingrained in the Intel architecture...
rialtus
Apr. 18th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Office is unbound from the OS. IE and WMV are less than unbound, but are now starting to be isolated away enough on new OSes (Vista) to lessen (not eliminate) security concerns.

...and I'm personally waiting until SP1 as well. =)
zarchasmpgmr
Apr. 18th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Office may be officially unbound, but there's all those secret hooks, etc., that M$ got in "trouble" with on the Lotus 1-2-3/Excel thing.

Things would be a lot better if M$ had been split in the anti-trust case as originally proposed, with a wall between the core OS and the applications.
rialtus
Apr. 19th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Then we could have divisions focused on Zune and Microsoft TV too! Heh.
zarchasmpgmr
Apr. 19th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
And the products probably would have been a helluva lot better.
zarchasmpgmr
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
The Chinese Gremlin shows up
That's Tai Ming.

David Berlind at ZDnet has a couple of interesting posts (look at the 17th and 18th).

I swear, I did not see these until today.
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