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[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Or, get an OEM copy of Windows 8 Pro for $129.

Yeah... and be stuck running it on that, and only that, computer. Great idea.

No, thanks. I value my freedom as the owner of my computer and a license of a piece of software that I paid good money for to be able to freely and without restrictions upgrade my machine as I desire, or even move the operating system to a completely new, more powerful computer in the future without special technical restrictions being put in place in the software to prevent me from doing so.

But if you want that bullshit, then have at it. Windows OEM versions may be just for you.

Edited 2012-11-10 07:27 UTC

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:

I've used OEM licenses and swapped out the Motherboard, hard drives, memory, etc and not had a problem.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

As others have said, you it is trivial to move the OEM license.

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RE[7]: Comment by Drumhellar
by JAlexoid on Tue 13th Nov 2012 10:01 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Also - illegal.

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