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Microsoft Brings Full-Screen Ads in Windows 8.1

  1. #11


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Simply brilliant. Way-to-go, microsoft...

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  2. #12


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    Win 8 (?)


    And the next step... "Hold on... Windows OS is coming back after the break... stay tuned"
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  3. #13


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    And the next step... "Hold on... Windows OS is coming back after the break... stay tuned"
    Oh geez man... don't give them ideas...
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 Pro - 64bit


    Another step into making the Core OS free to download, but anything else (Apps) either Paid or Ad-supported.
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  5. #15


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    OS X and Google Chrome OS do the same thing, hence no matter which OS you use you loose. . .. The wave of computing for and in the future.
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  6. #16


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    And the next step... "Hold on... Windows OS is coming back after the break... stay tuned"
    Oh geez man... don't give them ideas...
    Don't have to, they already thought of it. . .but, wait someone out there is already thinking up a way to defeat it using third party software. . .
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries, you can turn searching with Bing off to not see the ads.

    Search Online with Bing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1
    Yes, you can disable showing the the Bing search results within the search charm; however, it does not stop the search charm to send the search terms and results to an MS server. Just install Wireshark and check the capture when the search charm is used, with Bing search is disabled. There will be a TLS v1.2 connection to the MS server that cannot be stopped by changing OS setting. The only way to prevent this connection is to block it at the hardware firewall. Only then the search charm give this message, even if everything else connects to the Internet just fine:

    Click image for larger version

    And that's quite alright, there's plenty of advertisement/tracking in the browsers. Why would one need the OS doing the same?

    Update...

    Actually, it is only the search charm that makes the TLS connection; other searches, such as Windows explorer, search my computer, etc., are not integrated with the Bing search...
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    OS X and Google Chrome OS do the same thing, hence no matter which OS you use you loose. . .. The wave of computing for and in the future.
    I didn't notice OS X is doing the same. Google Chrome OS doing it is a given, since it is a Google product...

    It's a bad idea to integrate Bing searches into the OS. How long will it take the hackers to come out with a malware, that will change the links, not the page in itself, in the search charm presented websites "on the fly"? Most end users won't even know what hit them...
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  9. #19


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    The pickings from collecting user data and ads are the real prize. Taking a cut from the app store revenue is only a small portion of the riches to be extracted from the consumer.

    That was always part of the plan.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The pickings from collecting user data and ads are the real prize. Taking a cut from the app store revenue is only a small portion of the riches to be extracted from the consumer.

    That was always part of the plan.
    Hi there

    Simple to defeat.

    Just install any flavour of Linux you like, and then for running Legacy Non ad supported software (e.g Office 2010) simply boot up say a Windows 7 Virtual machine

    Linux distros are Infinitely customisable --even if YOU can't do it there are 100,000's of people out there who have done this type of stuff and will continue to do - so you can find almost anything that you want - and AD FREE - as well as the OS itself being free too.

    Virtual machine software has improved dramatically over the last few years -- playing DVD's, having decent graphics and ability for a lot of gaming is now commonplace even when using a VM.

    Best of BOTH worlds. !!

    (A lot of people though are already used to this type of junk anyway - such as they get with most WEBMAIL type of e-mail services. I'm not sure though if the ads actually do anything - most people simply ignore them).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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