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The War on Windows

by Steve Granville / February 8, 2009 7:31 PM PST

The issue of Windows 7 UAC control's annoyance versus "making you more secure" is starting to sound quite familiar.

The Patriot Act is quite annoying.

ok - no more politics! I apologise.

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You must be kidding
by Balls_Maximus / February 9, 2009 12:54 AM PST
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The patriot Act is the single most important thing keeping us safe from terrorists. I am willing to sacrafic--- ok, ok, I'm joking, I'm joking.

I once thought American Patriots fought for freedom

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Oh The Irony
by Renegade Knight / February 11, 2009 6:16 AM PST
In reply to: You must be kidding

Calling the most freedom destroying thing to come out way in a long time the Patriot act. Even more ironic that real patriots would be the ones opposed to it.

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Response to "Oh the Irony"
by Steve Granville / February 11, 2009 3:10 PM PST
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I have one word for you...."Doublespeak"... or should that be two words.

Ref: Nineteen Eighty Four (a double-plus good read)

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I use comodo firewall
by mementh / February 9, 2009 10:31 AM PST
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I use comodo firewall, which has a simalar UAC deal but gives more power imho to control what happens in the system. (does not black the screen out but keeps programs from running or doing other things if you don't trust them)

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The difference is
by Nicholas Buenk / February 9, 2009 6:59 PM PST
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You can turn UAC off. You can't ask the government for the patriot act to not apply to you. Wink
Also we are only talking about the default settings as well as the ability of an app to change the UAC settings.

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sugg: trademark "The War on Windows"...
by shmody / February 13, 2009 4:19 AM PST
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sugg: trademark "The War on Windows"... It really captures a large part of the overall OS battle.


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reply to shmody
by Steve Granville / February 13, 2009 6:14 AM PST

It does have a ring to it, but I'm sure someone in the open source community has already used it.

I'm not sure about this, but can a forum timestamp work as a sort of copyright? - or will it now be owned by CBS?

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