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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RE[3]: They never learn
by Ultimatebadass on Fri 4th Aug 2006 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: They never learn"
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People don't mind ads in general, people mind ads that are obtrusive, annoying, irrelevant and distracting.

Exactly. I don't mind a few banners here and there but when I visit a site and a huge flash animation pops up covering the page (that I can't seem to close for some strange reason) it quickly gets under my skin.
Can you REALLY blame people for filtering out stuff like that? It's downright infuriating.

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