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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Nothing is making you install that software on Windows 8.

Much like free speech you are allowed to ignore it ... problem solved!

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Yeah nothing except the fact that it is installed without an option as part of Metro, but you know that.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Easily uninstalled.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Too bad for Ballmer that Windows is actually something he has to sell and its success will be measured by adoption rates.

Releasing a product that causes this much division and hatred among existing customers is just plain stupid. It would be like McDonald's adding lutefisk to the Big Mac and then telling detractors to "get use to it" because blah blah blah blah talk all f--king day but you're trying to sell something that people don't want.

Like I said before Apple is going to clean up this Christmas. Anyone on the fence about switching to Mac will do so after trying Windows 8. Same goes for people unsure of a laptop or tablet for a gift.

It ain't 1999 anymore, consumers can push back if they don't like what Microsoft is selling.

Edited 2012-11-10 14:11 UTC

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