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I am on a desktop...Why do I even have a lock screen that I have to click or swipe before I can log in?

oh...now I get it...its an "ad" screen that I have to click before I can log in.

Thanks Microsoft!

Just what I always wanted thumb.gif
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Right there.

Hmmm, that looks just about like the same kind of option as Win10 has...
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Originally Posted by inedenimadam View Post

I am on a desktop...Why do I even have a lock screen that I have to click or swipe before I can log in?

oh...now I get it...its an "ad" screen that I have to click before I can log in.

Thanks Microsoft!

Just what I always wanted thumb.gif

The lock screen has been apart of Windows since Windows 2000. Its not new.
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Originally Posted by inedenimadam View Post

I am on a desktop...Why do I even have a lock screen that I have to click or swipe before I can log in?

oh...now I get it...its an "ad" screen that I have to click before I can log in.

Thanks Microsoft!

Just what I always wanted thumb.gif

The lock screen has been apart of Windows since Windows 2000. Its not new.

This has existed for that long:



But now there is this extra layer before you get to see the old one.



Yeah, I know it can be disabled through gpedit or regedit...but those are not exactly common places for most day to day users to have to visit. If this article is to be believed, we now know why there is this extra screen presented to us before we can use our computers.
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This is just one more reminder, mind you a minor one, in an incremental subversive system that we are powerless to do anything about.
 
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One, I wonder how many people defending these ads have adblock installed on their browser.

Two, do any of you have any idea how ridiculous you sound? Defending ads in an OS? Seriously?

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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.

The old frog in the boiling pot strategy. There's only one way to boil a frog, and it ain't abruptly. thumb.gif

Let 'em boil in the depths of their own ignorance and self righteous arrogance. Some people will never admit to being wrong. Keep sticking with 10 and stuff like this is what you're going to keep seeing.
    
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People really need to stop hating Windows because Google and Apple are also doing things you hate. Be logical!

Stop making me feel bad feels.
Edited by Mookster - 2/26/16 at 10:46am
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People really need to stop hating Windows because Google and Apple are also doing things you hate. Be logical!

Unfortunately your logic isn't working correctly. I don't do financial transactions and important work on my Android phone. Also, your perception of what a computer operating system should be is questionable.
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Looking forward to the RemixOS where you can run Android on on any PC or Mac like a desktop. Im going to run mine off a usb3 thumbdrive. Beta release in few days


One more reason to leave MS in the dust
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One, I wonder how many people defending these ads have adblock installed on their browser.

Two, do any of you have any idea how ridiculous you sound? Defending ads in an OS? Seriously?
The old frog in the boiling pot strategy. There's only one way to boil a frog, and it ain't abruptly. thumb.gif

Let 'em boil in the depths of their own ignorance and self righteous arrogance. Some people will never admit to being wrong. Keep sticking with 10 and stuff like this is what you're going to keep seeing.
Just saying, but nobody is defending anything because so far we have not 1 single confirmed case of this. Hell even the the so called source doesn't show a screenshot of any ad whatsoever.
Can we at least wait till it actually exist before we go all panic mode?
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