I keep saying Vista is garbage, yet the doubting Thomas crowd pretends\nno, no it can't be true. So I decided to give the naysayers a real\nworld simple example of how brain dead Windows truly is.\n\nThese days I spend the lion's share of my time monitoring my\ninvestments. To that end I have an E-Trade account. I use the optional\nMarket Trader platform which is Java based and allows a lot of real\ntime data to be displayed.\n\nTo make a long story short because of useless "security" the idiots of\nRedmond included in Microsoft's cheesy browser in order to get the\nE-Trade software to work correctly I needed to setup the links to my\nE-Trade account as a "trusted" web site or it will hang trying to run\nthe Java software. On the surface setting up a "trusted" site is a\nsimple enough task that you can find in Explorer's options.\n\nWhat's wrong, as is so common with all Microsoft crap is it simply\ndoesn't work as advertised, in other words after setting up a trusted\nsite the browser STILL won't trust it, resulting in endless nagging of\ndo you WANT to trust it bullshit.\n\nSo simply entering [URL]http://www.etrade.com[/URL] after setting it up as a\n"trusted" site following E-Trade's instructions,I get the following\nnag screen EVERY time I try to go to E-Trade's main web page:\n\n"The current web page is trying to open a web site in your trusted\nsites list. Do you want to allow this?"\n\nTo get the Java features to work correctly I should get redirected\nautomatically to [URL]https://usetrade.com[/URL] but no I don't, not without\nfirst saying "yes" to the above nag screen which of course totally\ndefeats the purpose of setting up a "trusted" site. If I try to go to\nthe "trusted" URL directly I get DNS errors.\n\nMy point? Well Microsoft, you blithering morons, if I jumped through a\nbunch of hoops to set up a TRUSTED WEB SITE under YOUR browser\nsettings and you idiots acknowledge E-Trade is on my "approved" list\nof web sites I told it to TRUST the browser should damn it, "trust"\nwhatever is listed in the trusted web site list and simply go to such\na site without any further nagging about or phony bullshit "security"\ncrap. Why are you forcing me to say yes to something that is already\nset up to be trusted? I know why, just more Microsoft stupidity,\narrogance and useless nag screens that do nothing but annoy.\n\nAfter clicking yes I'm only at the default E-Trade web site page\nANYONE can get to, I do not yet have nor do I expect to gain access to\nmy account at this stage, I need to enter a user ID and password at\nthis page as you would expect. So setting up a "trusted" site in\nMicrosoft's cheesy browser is totally useless as far as being a\ntrusted site is concerned since the browser doesn't really "trust"\nwhat you set up and still nags are you sure you want to do something\nyou told it to always trust. MINDLESS!\n\nUsing another browser, like Apple's Safari, I immediately get to the\ngateway E-Trade page, no nagging, it simply works.\n\nMy point is simply this. Microsoft simply does NOT know how to write\ngood software. This is but one example of sloppy useless code that in\nthe end does nothing. Setting up a "trusted" web site doesn't in any\nway TRUST it, it only generates a useless nag screen asking do you\nwant to trust something you already TOLD IT to always trust.\n\nSurprise is how UAC works. It only pops up nag screens. There is no\nreal security with that either.\n\nOnly the idiots software engineers at Microsoft are this stupid and\narrogant.