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[7]: Comment by Drumhellar
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 10th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Drumhellar"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Why are you not complaining about that cable subscription that you pay hundreds a year for and are inundated with ads on YOUR tv?

Because I do not have any cable or other subscription TV service, nor have I ever had any such service in my name, and I never will. I refuse to pay a penny for that garbage, and I don't miss it. Those companies largely form the definition of screwing their customers, the way I see it... and the ads just add something negative to an already bad service.

Does that answer your question? ;)

Why not complain about that movie you saw where you paid 30-40 dollars in ticket and concessions and are seeing ads in the pre-roll?

Because like TV service and what's typically broadcast on it, movies typically suck, and I never go to any theaters. I just have no real interest in them. If there is a movie I want to watch, I'll rent or buy it on DVD. And if that DVD contains unskippable ads... then I'll be complaining. Especially if I bought it.

Ads are everywhere....you don't want Ads? If it is sooooo onerous for you to have to pay with your impressions for data services you are using, go to Linux.

Too late. Been there happily and exclusively since 2006.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

if you are already on Linux then why are you complaining?

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Because if some day I did want or need to run Windows for some reason, I will likely have to put up with this shit. Especially once Microsoft kills off the traditional desktop once and for all as they want to do, and they want to do it badly if you look at the way they designed Windows 8. You just have to use it for a few minutes to figure that out.

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