Sunday, 13 April 2008
Microsoft Vista annoyances deliberate
Ars Technica has a report that Microsoft has admitted that Vista's seemingly endless stream of pop-ups, asking you to confirm this action or that action, was actually designed to annoy users. Microsoft's David Cross came out and said so: "The reason we put UAC into the platform was to annoy users. I'm serious." Apparently this is Microsoft's dunderheaded way to get software developers to adopt Microsoft's latest views on secure application installation and setup, but it comes at the expense of ... er.... "the user experience".