Looks like MS has been subsidising the devs all along by paying for a lot of ads

They seem to have stopped doing that. Tough for the devs, I suppose, but they asked for it by supporting the much loathed os.

I expect MS will find a way of continuing to pay not just the oems, but the devs as well ...They might as well cut out the middleman and pay the public directly to use 8.

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