pcAnywhere usecrime

height=83 align="right">Pictured is a section of the toolbar in
pcAnywhere, the Windows remote-control application. The buttons, left to
right, are:

  • Send ctrl-alt-delete
  • Reboot remote system
  • Disconnect pcAnywhere

Hm! One of these things is not like the others…

Since you have to click the left one to login to Windows when you first
connect to the remote system, and the right one when you are done with
whatever you were doing remotely, it’s only a matter of time before you
miss. pcAnywhere’s interface is broken in a lot of places, but none
quite so bad as putting a rarely-used destructive option right between
two regularly-used mostly-innocuous ones.

I’m doubly impressed by the way they gave the least destructive button
(disconnect, which doesn’t have any effect on the remote system) that
big dangerous X.

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