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Installing Web plug-ins as a Vista non-administrative user

March 6, 2007 by in Windows

Installing Web plug-ins as a Vista non-administrative user

On a fresh installation of Windows Vista, we took screen shots when it came time to install Adobe's Flash plug-in into Internet Explorer for the first time. The sequence is especially interesting given Microsoft's emphasis on using Windows Vista as a non-administrative or "Lesser Privileged User" (LPU). Why? Because our first couple of attempt's failed. As it turns out, though, as best as we could tell, the failure had nothing to do with Vista, being an LPU, or Adobe's Flash. It has more to do the Web site that's calling for the Flash plug and how it responds when the Flash plug-in isn't there. In other words, depending on what site you go to, mileage may vary.

March 31, 2006 by in Legal

Chevy Tahoe's online ad contest

Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.

August 12, 2003 by in Microsoft

VMware takes on Microsoft competition

VMware's software allows Intel-based architecture to be partitioned into several independent virtual machines. In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Diane Greene discusses the benefits of her company's technology, the competitive challenge Microsoft poses and her hopes for an IPO.

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