Windows 10: Could Free Windows 10 Bring Ads on Our Desktops?

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  1.    30 Dec 2014 #11

    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    No...No, Noooooooo. I can't imagine that. My Desktop with advertisements

    Time to create Ad Blocker for Desktop too

    THIS!! Just no.. I would rather pay than have ads on my desktop!
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  2.    30 Dec 2014 #12

    One way or the other, you will pay!
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       30 Dec 2014 #13

    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    No...No, Noooooooo. I can't imagine that. My Desktop with advertisements

    Time to create Ad Blocker for Desktop too
    Hmmm a small fortune to be made if this happens?
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       30 Dec 2014 #14

    Hmm agree with jimbo if it is anything like my new Samsung phone it is so irritating and I suppose like TV the ads will get worse until there are more ads than program / air time.

    Me I will get paid for if it avoids this crap as long as it is reasonable current OEM prices are ok
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       30 Dec 2014 #15

    Actually, guys and gals ubuntu unity linux actually did that in way. There was a backlash from that. At least now they warn you about Amazon search and tell you how to disable it. In fact, it caused other Ubuntu flavors to be created. As long as the ad is not intrusive (doesn't get in the way of what you are doing) or does not contain malware then I wouldn't mind it at all.
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       31 Dec 2014 #16

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    No...No, Noooooooo. I can't imagine that. My Desktop with advertisements

    Time to create Ad Blocker for Desktop too

    THIS!! Just no.. I would rather pay than have ads on my desktop!
    Yea, me too.

    labeeman said: View Post
    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    No...No, Noooooooo. I can't imagine that. My Desktop with advertisements

    Time to create Ad Blocker for Desktop too
    Hmmm a small fortune to be made if this happens?
    Yep, there should be a Ad Blocker for Desktop
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       02 Jan 2015 #17

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Actually the idea of a FREE ad supported OS isn't so far fetched -- it is possible that this model might seriously be under consideration. Sometimes companies do a bit of "kite flying" just to test the market reaction - usually cheaper than hiring a professional marketing outfit. There could possibly be a Free version commercially sponsored although for a desktop version to be used in a serious workplace I rather think not.
    Presumably a business wouldn't be allowed to use a free OS.
    Lots of free software states something like "free for personal use only".

    As for a free OS paid for by ads being a far-fetched idea, isn't that how a significant number of websites work?

    The Start Screen has always been a perfect location for ads, with its "singing and dancing" Live Tiles.

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    News often comes like this --for example you get imbecilic and inane questions especially by TV reporters when reporting on disasters -- such as for example the Ferry fire off the Italian coast recently -- asking a survivor "aren't you glad to be off the ferry" !!! What's he expected to say -- No I wish I'd stayed on the burning ship !!! -- or asking his parents what did you feel when you heard your son had been rescued -- did they really expect the parents to say "I wish he'd been left on board !!!!
    Those sort of stupid time-wasting questions really p*** me off.

    It's the same when they question politicians about their latest brainwaves:
    "Isn't your plan costly and unworkable?"
    "Of course it isn't and here's why ... "

    groze said: View Post
    Actually, guys and gals ubuntu unity linux actually did that in way. There was a backlash from that. At least now they warn you about Amazon search and tell you how to disable it. In fact, it caused other Ubuntu flavors to be created. As long as the ad is not intrusive (doesn't get in the way of what you are doing) or does not contain malware then I wouldn't mind it at all.
    Unity and the "your searches being sent to Amazon" debacle were the main reasons that Ubuntu got replaced by Linux Mint as the top Linux Distro.
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       04 Jan 2015 #18

    lehnerus2000

    Off topic comment

    I never could get Linux Mint & Xfce desktop to work on my system. I did get lubuntu 14.10 LTS & Xfce desktop to work though. Maybe its because I have Linux installed on logical partitions only.
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  9.    04 Jan 2015 #19

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    jimbo45 said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Wow. No real news for Bogdan to report again, so let's make something up.
    Hi there

    Actually the idea of a FREE ad supported OS isn't so far fetched --

    Cheers
    jimbo
    LOL! Agree to an extent. Nothing is really far fetched in this world, especially to make a buck. I don't think Americans would go for this kind of edition. Advertising stuck under our noses everywhere. Some billboards along the roads have now grown into 20 ft X 12 ft computerized wide screens flashing different ads every 5 or 10 seconds on both sides. I do mean flash. Catches the eye every time. Rather distracting really.

    I can understand ads on a web page or in a free app to an extent, but not on a desktop or Start screen. Some sites get carried away such as Softpedia. If a web page takes more than 5 seconds to load because of all the ads, especially a video ad it's Alt/Back arrow keys or Ctrl/W > Next!


    Edwin said: View Post
    I like the ones that chase you down the page! NOT!!!
    Like I stated > Alt/Back arrow keys or Ctrl/W > Next!
    Hi there

    Those flashing signs while on a freeway are quite irritating and if you aren't a regular driver in the USA can be quite dangerous as they are incredibly distracting -- well I suppose that's the point of advertising - there's no point in commercials if they AREN'T noticed.

    However it does get funny when those electronic ones aren't maintained properly -- I was recently driving on an English Motorway (Freeway equivalent in the USA) and saw this large flashing warning sign saying : DON'T THINK AND DRIVE. !!!!! The electronic bulbs had got themselves hosed up obviously for a warning about (I assume) DRINKING and driving. I'm surprised they even have any in the UK - limit is HIGH (80 mg in England, 50 in Scotland). In Iceland it's ZERO (and that's one law the police REALLY DO enforce -- foreigners too -- penalties are SEVERE so if you visit don't even THINK of drinking and driving - even one tiny beer. IMO a good thing too this law is rigorously enforced).

    I really though don't see at least at a desktop level an OS supported by Ads -- of course the OS might come with much more Bloat and trial ware initially installed which might be hard to remove --that IMO is much more likely.

    Hope everybody had a good new year and recovering from those stupid "Black Fridays ", "Manic Mondays", Moronic Tuesdays, Imbecellic Wednesdays, Frantic Fridays, Boomerang Thursdays or whatever other nonsense the retail stores dream up for us.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       04 Jan 2015 #20

    Strange


    groze said: View Post
    lehnerus2000

    Off topic comment

    I never could get Linux Mint & Xfce desktop to work on my system. I did get lubuntu 14.10 LTS & Xfce desktop to work though. Maybe its because I have Linux installed on logical partitions only.
    I'm almost 100% certain that I had Ubuntu 10 running in a logical partition.

    I think my HDD partition setup was: XP, W7, Programs, Ubuntu, Files, Music, Videos, Downloads.
    Maybe it had something to do with my triple boot setup (i.e. an Active Windows partition for GRUB to be installed to).

    Linux Distros aren't as fussy as Windows.
    You can install them to external HDDs and USB sticks.
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