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[6]: Comment by Drumhellar
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Nov 2012 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Dude do you browser the web with lynx or something?

Because most websites have at least 20-30 background images.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Lynx? No. elinks? Sometimes. This post is from elinks, just to see how funcitonal osnews is these days from a text based browser. Its about as useful as viewing it from android.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I was pointing out that the bandwidth was rather minor.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Nah. But I would honestly prefer to use Lynx in short bursts over any typical web browser's default configuration with no extensions (I prefer Links, though...). The first ad usually sets me off, but to add insult to injury I usually see more than one on a web page at a given time; it irritates me like the old days of using Windows where sending a file to the recycle bin would ask for confirmation.

Just like changing that recycle bin setting first thing after a clean Windows install, adding my typical extensions and tweaking other privacy settings must be done before I will visit a second web site. For that reason, my browser choice is in fact limited by the ability to block advertising, tracking, scripting, third-party cookies, and all that stuff... but I don't necessarily need Lynx to do that.

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