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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Who cares
by biffuz on Sun 11th Nov 2012 13:33 UTC
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I just updated two machines to 8, and after playing a bit with Metro, I just reduced it to a glorified desktop app launcher. I'm thinking of trying one of those Start Menu replacements, actually.
For those services (weather, news, finance...) there are a lot of websites which does a better job. And with AdBlock, they're absolutely pleasant to browse.

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