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[2]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by Morgan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 23:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Ads? in MY Windows?"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

If I buy an app, you're damn right I'll bitch if I see an ad in it. When a publisher puts out an ad-supported free app and an ad-free paid app, it makes sense. When a publisher keeps ads even in the paid version, they don't get my money. I'm not paying twice for the same thing.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

OK....then why are you bitching about some free apps that Microsoft thought would be useful for people to have on their system? Uninstall them.

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RE[4]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by Morgan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 23:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Ads? in MY Windows?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Ahh, but can they be uninstalled? If they are considered core apps then probably not.

But even if they can be uninstalled why should I have to go through the trouble of doing so? I'd rather stick with an uncompromised version of Windows to run alongside my Free OSes, than pay for something that will then throw ads at me.

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