Do NOT get me started about UAC constantly forcing extra mouse clicks to open every application, UAC was irritating, no doubt about that...
what I was saying was this:
Look closely at the settings for UAC in Vista and compare it to
the version of UAC included in Windows 7
In Vista you could turn off the UAC warnings without the security
being turned off.
Even the notification area warning that UAC was turned off could
be permanently "Hidden".
In windows7 when you turn off UAC you turn security off entirely,
there is no middle ground.
I regarded that difference as being M$'s way of saying that if I didn't like it the way THEY wanted it that I should perform an act of self-impregnation.
So Windows8 was in no way a surprise to me, it was an amplification on what Microsoft had already been trending to...
But enough other things worked better in W7 that I tolerate it.
The fact that many of my favorite programs run in W7, but are
no longer supported by Vista (or XP)
Widows8? No. Just NO!
Windows9? I'll wait and see...
But I was not one of the many stupid people who installed Windows8 Beta overwriting their Win7 installations... I have spare hard drives.
I'll play with anything in it's own "Electronic Petri Dish"...
Someone asked me the other day why I had a stack of HDD's wrapped in anti-static bags banded with Stainless steel wire and the wire "sealed"
with Bio-Hazard labels.... "THAT is my Virus collection, and that drawer is supposed to be LOCKED"
My annoyance with Windows8 can be dealt with by formatting the drive it's on.