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#16 The King of GnG

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:34

It's the "app economy", folks: if you don't pay for anything, you are not a customer. You are the product. Enjoy your iPhone, your Windows 8 and your Android, I'm sticking with an ad-free desktop PC/UI/applications for the rest of my life....


#17 n_K

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:43

So you're sticking with DOS 5.22? :D

I think it's disgraceful to come with built-in apps.

#18 Colin McGregor

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:44

is it a US thing?? I just ran all my metro main apps (weather, music etc.) and not a single ad. I scrolled all the way over and still nothing

#19 grayscale

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:46

^Far right of the weather app. It did not load right away on my end but it's an ad about Office 365.

#20 Colin McGregor

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:50

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Sitting for 10 min. Where does the ad show?

#21 siah1214

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:54

Use your hosts file to block ads. I thought everyone that knew how to do this would have done it by now? I guess not.

#22 Colin McGregor

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:56

17 min and still no ads. Its either US only or its random

#23 Hum

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 13:58

Looks like Microsoft is going all out for the commercial approach with Windows 8, ads in the apps, Selling/Renting video/music, no wonder they're selling it so cheap. More potential sheep to shear.


Indeed -- corporations think you are sheep -- you'll accept anything.

#24 OP djesteban

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 16:16

would you rather have full-screen background ads? (personally, I'm fine with them if they're done right, but I could see this quickly get to the :x stage)
I guess they gotta make money some way

What do you mean by they gotta make money some way ?!!? Windows 8 is not free last time I checked, so I don't see why a rich corporation like Microsoft needs to metamorphose their OS into an advertisement platform.
After a couple of days messing around with Windows 8, I can only assume that Microsoft wants to switch from a business-oriented framework to a media & entertainment model.
All in all, I can't see one good reason for any business to upgrade. There's absolutely nothing in Windows 8 justifying the investment, mainly because all the "new features" seems to have been design for the purpose of remodeling their flagship product into the next xbox.
Anyways, only time will tell if this is successful or not for desktop users. My guess is that it won't...

#25 George P

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 16:52

The thinking that you're paying for the OS so the free apps that come with it shouldn't have ads is something I don't get. I suppose it's the internet effect and everyone is just used to getting whatever they want "free".

#26 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 17:00

What do you mean by they gotta make money some way ?!!? Windows 8 is not free last time I checked, so I don't see why a rich corporation like Microsoft needs to metamorphose their OS into an advertisement platform.
After a couple of days messing around with Windows 8, I can only assume that Microsoft wants to switch from a business-oriented framework to a media & entertainment model.
All in all, I can't see one good reason for any business to upgrade. There's absolutely nothing in Windows 8 justifying the investment, mainly because all the "new features" seems to have been design for the purpose of remodeling their flagship product into the next xbox.
Anyways, only time will tell if this is successful or not for desktop users. My guess is that it won't...

I was being a little sarcastic with that last sentence ;)
but you never know, they could pull another Xbox 360 and sell it for less than it costs to make, and then make up the difference in app sales & ads

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 17:04

this is this prolly downloading em in the BG and wasting B/W like mad.

#28 n_K

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 17:07

this is this prolly downloading em in the BG and wasting B/W like mad.

Yeah, even more LOL for a tablet OS.
Good luck seeing your monthly 1GB usage done in a matter of days!

#29 insanelyapple

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 17:31

Indeed -- corporations think you are sheep -- you'll accept anything.


Im really shocked how many people easily take their marketing gibber-jabber without thinking.

And yes, i saw ads in Weather app in both release and consumer preview.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 19:55

The thinking that you're paying for the OS so the free apps that come with it shouldn't have ads is something I don't get. I suppose it's the internet effect and everyone is just used to getting whatever they want "free".

ok....

Now, please explain your point of view