As many people noticed, and quite a few emailed us about, the past couple of days OS News has been displaying a great number of pop-up ads. I’d like to take this opportunity to say that OS News thinks that pop-up ads are generally bad, and that we have stopped using the ad broker that was serving the pop-ups. They made arrangements to not display pop-ups at our request, but didn’t follow through on their agreement, so we have yanked them until they do. We’re sorry for putting our loyal readers through it, but rest assured that we’re trying to balance our need to make a little money and maintaining a good experience for our beloved readers. You may still see the occasional pop-up, but we’re determined to keep it to a minimum. By the way, if you’d like to provide support to OSNews, so we don’t have to resort to pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, there are two easy ways to do it that won’t cost you a cent: First, when you buy something–anything–from Amazon.com, use This Link and OSNews will get a small percentage of your purchase, without costing you more. Also, when you’re in the market to buy anything, check OS News’ Pricegrabber where we also get a little kick-back.