Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by WorknMan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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a quick glance on Amazon shows that Windows 8 Pro will jump right up to $200 soon enough. And yes... again... that's just the upgrade, once again.

Where the hell do you get that info? The Pro 'System Builder' (which is basically the OEM version of old) is $125. AFAIK, they don't even sell retail/boxed copies anymore. Why? Cuz nobody was buying them. You either get Windows as an upgrade, or with a new machine.

The regular build (which is what most people end up getting) is $85 on Amazon. A far cry from the 'hundreds' I keep hearing about.

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