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Microsoft throws more ads into Windows 10

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Source: http://betanews.com/2016/11/04/windows-10-edgeads/

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Now Microsoft is at it again. Apparently unhappy with the number of people using its Edge browser, the company is now trying to encourage people to switch from rivals by using popup ads to push Edge and Bing Rewards. Will the company never learn?

As reported by PCWorld, Microsoft has started to nag users with ads even if they have taken steps to disable their appearance. The site suggests that the ads are only being displayed to people who do not use Edge, or do not use it frequently enough and the prominence of the popups means they are hard to ignore.

 

Welp. As an IT admin, Im probably just going to go and get some enterprise licenses now. I cant be bothered to have all these nuances that only occur in win10 because the "pro" version has stripped out GPO options.

Other than that, screw this.


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It seems like every news story I hear about MS makes me gladder and gladder that I didn't "upgrade" to W10.


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3 hours ago, ThinkWithPortals said:

It seems like every news story I hear about MS makes me gladder and gladder that I didn't "upgrade" to W10.

Hopefully it doesn't get worse for previous versions of Windows as well. If that does, I think everyone will really be looking into Linux at that point (or OS X, but you get the idea). 

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I think the gap between W7 and W10 is getting bigger and bigger.

 

When i'm forced to upgrade i'm expecting a disaster of an OS waiting for me...

Let's prepare for the worst and hope it's not as bad as it looks i guess.


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They would rather spend more money tricking people into using a crappy piece of software than spend that money making the piece of software not crappy


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3 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

I think the gap between W7 and W10 is getting bigger and bigger.

 

When i'm forced to upgrade i'm expecting a disaster of an OS waiting for me...

Let's prepare for the worst and hope it's not as bad as it looks i guess.

im on W10 Pro, and it's not even remotely as bad as Vista was/is. So atleast it got that going for it.

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*Windows prompt appears*

 

Free coke. Get your fix today!

 

[Yes!] [Hmm okay] [No. Nag me again later]


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2 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

*Windows prompt appears*

 

Free coke. Get your fix today!

 

[Yes!] [Hmm okay] [No. Nag me again later]

Pressed the "No" button because there wasn't a "Coke can Die in a Fire"  option


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I've never actually had an issue with Windows 10 being an ad-tastic whore. Only issues I've had are games (*cough* FORZA APEX *cough*) being retarded and not realizing I have DX12, as well as platform upgrades screwing up some programs.

 

1 minute ago, Julian2000nl said:

 

Here's your solution to all your problems

Too bad Linux either doesn't work  for what people do, or (in the case of my laptop) doesn't fully support the hardware no matter what.

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3 minutes ago, Julian2000nl said:

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Can I play Valkyria Chronicles, Tales of Zetia, and all my favorites on there?  "knows answer is no" 

 

Of course, Windows 10 broke some very old games for me too... 


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Good thing I mangled the Edge browser's files, set to read-only and blocked all of Bing on my router.

No Bing for the whole family, nope cant have that.


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Only an anti-trust lawsuit can save us.

Windows 10 will just keep getting worse and worse until that happens. I think it is really sad that Microsoft wants to charge money for this OS, when it has so many ads and data harvesting things built into it.

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9 minutes ago, Julian2000nl said:

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happy with it since Karmic Koala

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21 minutes ago, Prysin said:

im on W10 Pro, and it's not even remotely as bad as Vista was/is. So atleast it got that going for it.

Well, i agree with that.

It's not as bad as vista, at least for now.

 

Maybe MS screws it up so bad it ends up being worse than vista, who knows.

You can expect everything from them tbh...


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24 minutes ago, goodtofufriday said:

Source: http://betanews.com/2016/11/04/windows-10-edgeads/

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Welp. As an IT admin, Im probably just going to go and get some enterprise licenses now. I cant be bothered to have all these nuances that only occur in win10 because the "pro" version has stripped out GPO options.

Other than that, screw this.

 
 

Seriously, that one of the major reason I have no interest in W10 unless I can nab an Enterprise liscence.  Stupid thing they did when they strip GPO options out of the Pro.  Wish they bring back Ult for costumers.

 

So far the Education edition has been fine on my lappy though.  Even if its stinking slow on boot up.  It only staying on there while I do my college classes.  After that, bye bye to W10 and hello to Mint again.

8 minutes ago, Julian2000nl said:

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I take Mint Mate over that.  Ubuntu is alright, but I have to say after trying out Mint Mate.  I'm not going back to Ubuntu at all.


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31 minutes ago, Prysin said:

im on W10 Pro, and it's not even remotely as bad as Vista was/is. So atleast it got that going for it.

Vista was great. Windows 10 is a much more bloated and buggy OS than Vista.

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28 minutes ago, Julian2000nl said:

Here's your solution to all your problems

Is 16.10 not out yet?

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