It’s no secret that Microsoft has been looking to increase advertising for its products within Windows 11, and investigation by Twitter user Albacore into recent Insider builds has found that the Settings Home page will soon start to present adverts for Microsoft 365 products in the near future. A banner asking users who aren’t subscribed to the platform to “Try Microsoft 365” shows at the top of the Home tab in Settings in the screenshot below.
How much more can Microsoft abuse its users before they break?
The answer to the last question is they are already losing users. I am DONE with Windows. My next computer will most likely be a Mac…or I will just load Linux on my current rig. Steam has made gaming with other platforms a reality for MOST games…and I always have my console if I really want to play a game that won’t work on it….and that was really the last thing tying me to the Windows ecosystem.
The ads are a bridge too far. I PAY for Windows. You can either charge me for an OS, or you can advertise to me…NOT BOTH! I also abhor the lengths users need to go to in order to block all of the data harvesting Windows has enabled by default. DONE on both counts! I thought I was done with Windows 8, but 10 brought me back around…now 11 is here to make me consider ditching MS once again…and I trust them now about as far as I can spit them! “Windows 10 will be the last OS”! Remember that? I do!