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

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 6, 2007 by

YouTube ripping sites the new piracy site-block target

Thanks to the expansion of piracy site-block laws to websites that have the primary effect of facilitating copyright infringement, a series of music copyright holders have sought the block of sites that allegedly allow users to download YouTube videos and strip them down to audio files.

February 7, 2019