Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Aug 2006 00:55 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes In all appearance of an ad-supported operating system is probably not that far off. This article takes a look at some of the finer points behind an OS which is financed with ad views, and more specifically the logic behind a free version of Windows which could make this a reality. There are a few issues which must be resolved first, but with Microsoft refining Windows Live and shifting some of their focus to advertising, many of the pieces seem to be falling into place. A few years ago we featured an editorial and poll on the subject here at OSNews.
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would be a pretty dumb move
by RandomGuy on Fri 4th Aug 2006 08:04 UTC
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The ads market is about as saturated as it can get.
I never really saw the sense of ads. I mean, it's ok to tell me "Hey, we got a new product and it can do this or that" but going on crying some silly slogans for hours and repeat the same thing after a 15 minute break is just annoying.
I NEVER bought a product because it was advertised.
Must be some sort of Jedi trick that only works on weak minds ;)

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