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Mean while.... if u use google service... there is no option to turn off ads....unless u use adblock which isnt come from google itself. rolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Assirra View Post

This seems a sensationalist title without any proof to get clicks.
Has ANYONE seen these so-called ads? Because i sure haven't.

The big issue here however is the windows store.

here you go:
https://twitter.com/rburriel/status/690070041153388544


https://twitter.com/daveymcgav/status/702385178937835522/photo/1



http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ads-windows-10-lock-screen/
Quote:
When we talked to Windows Store developers recently about sales, one developer told us visability is a key problem. Basically, people don’t look at the Store very often, so sales come from outside press instead of exposure within the Store itself.

Related: Even its most loyal developers call the Win 10 Store a flop

Microsoft told us it was hoping to increase visibility for Store apps, and lockscreen ads certainly accomplish that. The question is at what cost.

though personally i'd rather configure it to use my own lock screen.
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"Fun facts", lol, it's just like their casual language throughout the OS. "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you."

It's unprofessional and pathetic. Of course Windows 10 users will defend it, they will defend literally anything MS does.
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

here you go:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ads-windows-10-lock-screen/
though personally i'd rather configure it to use my own lock screen.
Not present on Windows 10 TH2,will affect only Insider Preview user.

Just turn it off.

This looks exactly like someone complaining about getting a kick in the face,instead of avoding the kick in the first place.
Edited by GoLDii3 - 2/27/16 at 5:25am
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Not present on Windows 10 TH2,will affect only Insider Preview user.

Just turn it off.

This looks exactly like someone complaining about getting a kick in the face,instead of avoding the kick in the first place.

people shouldn't need to avoid getting kicked in the face. well really, people shouldn't be kicking others in the face.


you ought to just left your first reply alone.
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Everyone knew windows 10 was going to be filled with "Features" we didn't want and spyware and I knew that microsoft was going to shove win10 down our troath any way possible but up untill now (And this was really hard to do) I had a sliver of hope that windows 10 wasn't going to be that bad after everything was said and done, But ADS?! An operating system where third parties can buy their way into them is something I don't want to think of.
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

people shouldn't need to avoid getting kicked in the face. well really, people shouldn't be kicking others in the face.


you ought to just left your first reply alone.
True. But in this case,it's consensual.

If you are given a "on/off" option,and choose to complain when you can turn it off,it's really stupid.
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

True. But in this case,it's consensual.

If you are given a "on/off" option,and choose to complain when you can turn it off,it's really stupid.

There is something wrong about asking "Can I kick you in the face?" because not everyone knows the difference between YES and NO, especially when the default option is YES.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

True. But in this case,it's consensual.

If you are given a "on/off" option,and choose to complain when you can turn it off,it's really stupid.

it doesn't seem to be an issue of having a setting to opt out; part of it the the amount of opt outs, as opposed to opt in, settings win10 has; more than any other OS i have ever installed. the other part is MS's lack of transparency. i could give a several page essay on either of those and why anyone could believe that something untrustworthy is going on.

what was pointed out in this article (and others if people would bother to google) is the use of "and more" instead of mentioning "ad placement" as to what would be displayed on a lock screen. in the past this never happened and nothing from MS would let anyone know it would in win 10.

so its not stupid to complain.
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I don't get any ads either.

   
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