I’ve led the charge against Microsoft’s advertising efforts in Windows, noting back in 2012 that the software giant cheapened Windows 8 with ads. Despite my warnings about a slippery slope – Microsoft would only escalate its in-box advertising down the road, I cautioned – Windows 10, sadly, was even worse. And now the Creators Update is coming, bringing with it yet another escalation of in-product advertising. Most notably, and most disturbingly, in File Explorer.
iOS and Android do the same thing, where they pester you left and right with ads for nonsense like music services or cloud storage. It’s user-hostile and infuriating.
thank you microsoft
no really – thank you
this intensely arrogant and hostile behaviour will only increase people turning to open source
please do more of it .. why stop at the file explorer .. why not print ads in between pages when I print .. or pause the shutdown to show an ad … or extend the boot up sequence with a non-skippable ad … heck why not change the lock screen password to a challenge-responce which I can only get right if I’ve watched an ad properly …
and in your next update .. link it to my friends.. so I can’t print or access the internet more than 10 pages a day .. unless the people in my LinkedIn circle have also watched ads.. call it smartSocial or something .. you did recently buy LinkedIn didn’t you? .. yes…