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: Comment by Drumhellar
by bassbeast on Tue 13th Nov 2012 07:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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it doesn't matter, ads should be in free versions NOT in an OS you paid $120+ for! And before somebody says "Oh win 8 is only $40" you might want to look at the fine print, just as they sold Win 7 for $50 for 6 months so too is Win 8 gonna go up, only its worse because while you got 6 months to get Win 7 at $50 you have to get Win 8 by Jan 17th or get the shaft on the price PLUS the ads...and people wonder why i say win 8 is gonna bomb?

Oh and ONE of my two predictions has come true! I said that Ballmer and Sinofsky would 'pursue other interests" when Win 8 turned into another Vista and guess what? Sinofsky is outta there YAY!

http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-says-windows-head-sinofsky-leaving-...

Now that the jerk that ramrodded so many tablet UI centric changes into win 8 is gone all we need now is Ballmer to "pursue other interests" and hopefully the board can get someone with a brain to right the ship. Considering the rumor was Ballmer was grooming Sinofsky to be his replacement I'd say this is a pretty big blow, most likely Sinofsky fell on the sword to try to protect Ballmer, but since we are talking 2 BILLION in ads for a lousy 4 million in sales i don't think its gonna work.

Add to that the fact the other OEMs have delayed (read canceled) their WinRT tablets and I'd say all is not happy in the land of Ballmer and as someone who has worked with Windows since the days of Win 3.x I have to say it couldn't be too soon, the guy is a trainwreck of a CEO.

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