Kaspersky says Vista is less secure than XP
Security company Kaspersky claimed that Vista's User Account Control (UAC), the system of user privileges that can be used to restrict users' administrative rights, will be so annoying that users will disable it.
Natalya Kaspersky, the company's chief executive, said that without UAC, Vista will be less secure than Windows XP SP2. "There's a question mark if Vista security has improved, or has really dropped down," she said to our sister site ZDNet UK at the CeBIT show in Hanover last week.
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Man, UAC was so annoying, I just enabled the Administrator account and now login at that. No UAC for me!
You don't actually have to use the "Administrator" account, just use an account with administrator privileges (what they used to call the local administrators group) and turn off UAC. It has the same privileges and Administrator can be kept in pristine shape for emergencies.
The only "god" account on an NT based OS is the System account (and you can't log on as that). Administrator himself has no special privileges.
That UAC is indeed bullshit. Of course that's going to get turned off.