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  1.    10 Mar 2017 #1
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    Microsoft ads invade Windows 10's File Explorer


    Is nothing sacred?
    Microsoft keeps trying to prove that Windows 10 may be the best thing that ever happened to desktop Linux. The company is yet again adding ads to Windows 10, but this time it’s in possibly the most egregious spot yet: File Explorer.

    Users have been complaining on Twitter and other online watering holes for a few days now. We haven’t seen the ads on our PCs yet, but Joel Hruska and Ryan Whitwam over at ExtremeTech apparently did.

    Welcome to the new world of Windows, where the operating system is built to serve you. Well, serve you ads.
    Microsoft ads invade Windows 10's File Explorer | PCWorld
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  2.    10 Mar 2017 #2
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  3.    10 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, for now at least.......
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  4.    10 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    Yeah, for now at least.......
    Yeah, for now.

    I just opened explorer after seeing this thread a lo and behold... ads. What kind of BS is that. I disabled them, but as you said, for now. I'm sure MS will try to make it harder in the future to do so. Or streamline it so it only works for "some" adds. Oh, boy
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  5.    10 Mar 2017 #5
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    I got clobbered by it last night, easy enough to get rid of for now, I mostly use Ultra Explorer but if this sort of thing carries on it will be exclusively.
    If I wanted to use One Drive, I'd be using it, don't need Microsoft telling me to!
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  6.    10 Mar 2017 #6
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    Not seeing them here? I'm running the education version though, if that matters?
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  7.    10 Mar 2017 #7
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    I'm quite sure we've all agreed to it in some obscure grey area somewhere before we clicked the "I Accept" button.
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  8.    10 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not seeing them here? I'm running the education version though, if that matters?
    Not seeing them here either. On pro version with sync option on... (yet)
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  9.    10 Mar 2017 #9
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    They may or may not popup, but the option is there unless you disable. I had them in mine. They're basically did you know tips. See Shawn's tutorial to get an idea what they look like and how to disable.
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  10.    10 Mar 2017 #10
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    My box is check marked but I'm not seeing them, yet.
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