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That's why i'm surprised you're not completely disgusted with the Start Menu button. It's, clearly, a remnant of one of M$py's sleazy ploys, which they maintain to taunt us, much in the way the all-seeing-eye in dollar bills does.

i have edited it - just a bmp file. but then i wasn't having a rolling stones ear worm and changed it back.


you're gonna have to try harder to bait me. smile.gif
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I don't bait people. The expectation of your reaction has no bearing in what i post.

then i apologize for misunderstanding as such i cannot understand your criticism of my understanding in adverting relating to the start button. since when it was used in a medium expected, television and print adds, then i could hardly see it as a sleazy ploy.

maybe assuming much about me?
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So i installed the latest Insider Preview and this "Fun,tips and tricks" option is no where to be seen.

Too easy to spread FUD.
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So i installed the latest Insider Preview and this "Fun,tips and tricks" option is no where to be seen.

Too easy to spread FUD.

yep MS themselves are spreading it:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt621549(v=vs.85).aspx
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Pay attention to the checkbox in Options. In addition to providing the path to the lock screen image, administrators can choose to allow or Turn off fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on lock screen. If the checkbox is not selected, users will see the lock screen image that is defined in the policy setting, and will also see occasional messages, such as the example in the following image.

check your group policy. thumb.gif
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So I don't understand what the motivation is for every one defending this. First you say it's not true, then that these aren't adds, then OK, they are but who cares, etc. I get that you enjoy using W10, no one calls the usability or your enjoyment of it in question. But I've never been enjoying using a piece of hardware or software and thought to myself "man, I wish this thing would track everything I do and then us all that to start to fill up with adds, that would really make it complete and I'm going to fight against anyone who thinks otherwise." Who the heck defends adding adds into expensive software that we paid for (and no, W10 is not free by any definition, you give up your paid for 7 or 8 key to upgrade to it and if your building a new PC you have to pay $100+ for it, just like every other MS OS)?

You same people all use adlocks and went crazy in the threads about sites not letting you use your adblocks but coming running to MS's defense for putting ads into a freaking OS! For those saying it's not that bad, this is just the first step, MS is making it obvious what direction they are heading in (someone posted an Xbone screen shot earlier, can't imaging looking at something like that every time I boot up).

Before you say it, no it's not OK that Google and Apple do it, that's why most of us don't have Macs or Chromebooks for daily drivers.
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Hilarious that only a few posts in someone is already saying they are cool with it. I'm going to turn into one of those grumpy old men who hates our new world. I don't want to, but if people are going to treat this like, "Its all good, I don't care" then I'm going to post an "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" and ride off into the sunset.
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You just don't seem to ever get it. You ever heard of the saying "Give them an inch and they will take a mile"? Some people out there just seem to be OK with whatever they do, I don' get it. It's a pattern, they slowly keep adding little things because people are always "it's just so and so, it doesn't really matter", until after a number of so and so's you're left with an ad-filled "service" that you have little control over. They aren't going to do it all at once, they are going to do it step by step because each step by itself "doesn't matter". I don't understand how this isn't apparent to everyone.
because they probably watch TV, and it tells them "it's okay" smile.gif
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Day 358,

My windows 7 isn't showing any ads yet. People around me keep getting infected. Send help.
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Day 358,

My windows 7 isn't showing any ads yet. People around me keep getting infected. Send help.
Day 358,

My windows 10 isn't showing any ads yet. People around me keep saying M$py is out to get us. Send psychiatric help.
    
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Yep. Still no ads.
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