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  1.    12 Feb 2015 #221
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
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    To liking the 8.1 Start Screen and not liking the hybrid 10 Start Menu/Screen.
    to your , and I raise you a
    Arright, where'd y'all get the Dittos!? I want to see all those dittos and raise four dittos!
    Click the Smiley button, then click More, and scroll over to the right.
    Well, I'll be dipped! I never even saw the scroll bar, one of the things I use most on my 15.6" lappy!

    So, lemme go look again!
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  2.    12 Feb 2015 #222
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    You've got that right and it's only going to get worse......
    Microsoft is in the advertising business now and not interested in regular business.
    It's going to take some serious competition to make them change.
    Actually they have ruined the internet and the computer industry.
    Jack are you intentionally trying to stir things up with posts such as this? I'm really beginning to suspect my faith in you has been misplaced.
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  3.    12 Feb 2015 #223
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    Sorry Wynona,
    I'm obviously talking to the choir.
    I've been watching this farce for years. Nothings changed and progressively getting worse.
    I don't sign on to the internet to watch endless advertisements. I can't stand them. I don't
    want advertisers interfering with my internet activities.
    You will NOT hear from me again......
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  4.    12 Feb 2015 #224
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    Yup, gone are the days when you could buy a stagnant, native operating system for 150 bucks that would fulfill all your needs.
    It's all about online services, advertising and selling lots of bandwidth and data; it's the only way to generate revenues in this day and age!
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  5.    12 Feb 2015 #225
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    Whilst I agree that the Internet is a cesspool of ads (just like radio and TV) I'm not sure how MS can be blamed for trying to copy Google.

    The same thing applies to "App Stores" (e.g. trying to copy Apple).
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  6.    12 Feb 2015 #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Yup, gone are the days when you could buy a stagnant, native operating system for 150 bucks that would fulfill all your needs.
    It's all about online services, advertising and selling lots of bandwidth and data; it's the only way to generate revenues in this day and age!
    And then there are places like this that cost nothing at all. That said, the problem is that if we want free content, we have to put up with the advertising for most of it.
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  7.    12 Feb 2015 #227
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    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro x 64 CU build 15063 & Insider Build 16273

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  8.    12 Feb 2015 #228
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Well said. . .
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  9.    12 Feb 2015 #229
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    And then there are places like this that cost nothing at all. That said, the problem is that if we want free content, we have to put up with the advertising for most of it.
    The trouble is that it seems like most of the "free content" on the Internet is ads.

    A couple of days ago I was trying to view a web comic and the page had over 150 scripts that needed to be loaded to show one picture.

    The cost of a product includes the cost of advertising it, therefore (IMO) advertising is just corporate-style "income redistribution" .
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  10.    12 Feb 2015 #230
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    Windows 7

    If I get something for free, I can understand that the producer has to make money somewhere - thus ads are acceptable. But if I pay thru the nose like for American TV, then I do not want to see any ads. That's why I stopped watching TV in the US a good 10 years ago. I don't understand how people put up with that.

    When I am in Germany, I watch TV. There I pay $25 for 350 channels from 20 countries and half of those channels are commercial free. Those I watch - the others I deselect. If I would not live behind a mountain that obstructs the satellites, I would get a dish. That TV costs nothing and you get even more channels.

    If they start to plague me too much with commercials on the computer, I would sell all my gear.
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