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Microsoft Brings Ads in Windows 8.1

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    W7 + Service Pack 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Just like the Start Menu hack in W8DP.
    They ripped the code out as soon as they discovered that most people were "killing" Metro.
    We're not talking about a hack. We're talking about a supported, in full view setting in the control panel.

    Please compare apples to apples.
    You can't argue that changing the values of MS' Registry keys is unsupported, as MS often suggests the very same techniques to solve various issues.

    It was MS' Start Menu code (no 3rd party code was required) and MS removed it.

    MS code removed/modified by MS in W8 (some of these items could be accessed in the Control Panel):
    • WMC (not all versions of Windows had it)
    • DVD code
    • Aero
    • Flip 3D
    • Windows Classic Theme
    • Windows Desktop Gadgets
    • Details and Preview panes cannot be enabled simultaneously
    • Built-in Games

    The "Kill Ads" code is MS code in Windows and MS ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Right now, business doesn't care about Windows 8 because they've already standardized on Windows 7. Microsoft knows this, and that's why Windows 8 is so consumer focused.
    If W8 was "W7 +SP2", businesses would be installing it, instead of W7 or "W7 + SP1".

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    8 was consumer focused
    MS now has the consumer in it's sights for monetisation. If they can pull it off, they may end up getting in ten times the cash, or more - from the consumer of course, one way or another.
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