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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The Adware formally known as Metro
by ze_jerkface on Sat 10th Nov 2012 13:50 UTC
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Well now you little Microsoft fanboys know why I was calling this adware from day one.

Of course they were going to mimic the Xbox dash and put ads in Metro. That was probably how Sinofsky talked Ballmer into forcing this POS adware screen.

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