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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Ads? in MY Windows?
by Morgan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 05:36 UTC
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Well that pretty much sealed the deal for me: I won't be buying Windows 8. My Windows 7 license didn't magically disappear when 8 was released so I'll have it and an old XP license for that side of my workflow.

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RE: Ads? in MY Windows?
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:35 in reply to "Ads? in MY Windows?"
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Remove the apps then! The OS is not advertising...Apps that MS thought would be useful for most customers had the end of the content in the app!

Would you bitch if you bought an app from the app store that advertised to support ongoing data delivery from a 3rd party data aggregation service?

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RE[2]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by Morgan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 23:05 in reply to "RE: Ads? in MY Windows?"
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If I buy an app, you're damn right I'll bitch if I see an ad in it. When a publisher puts out an ad-supported free app and an ad-free paid app, it makes sense. When a publisher keeps ads even in the paid version, they don't get my money. I'm not paying twice for the same thing.

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