Users concerned: Microsoft shows advertisement in start menu

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A new build of Windows 10, distributed to Windows Insiders, shows an advertisement in the start menu. A spot on the left side of the menu, outside the Live Tiles, is now used by the Redmond technology giant for promotion.

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#2

I guess this was their plan all the time…no such thing as ‘free’,the money has to come from somewhere…be it advertizing…


#3

Although you can never be sure, it seems to be limited to suggesting apps (for now), and Microsoft has made it easy to remove the ‘Suggested Apps’ entry, simply a right click and choosing either ‘Don’t show this suggestion’ or ‘Turn of all suggestions’ will make sure that either the suggestion of a particular app or all app suggestions are gone.
I figure there was catch to this so called Free upgrade… lmao… if it was so simple they shouldn’t not included it to start with…


#4

Free/libre operating systems like Debian or Trisquel will never do anything like this to the users. Both systems are also available for the low price of $0.00, and are known to be faster, less buggy, and more secure than Windows. If you want something new, and don’t want to pay for it, I think it’s obvious which route you should go down. If you really like the software, you should consider donating money to the developers.


#5

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2762055]Free/libre operating systems like Debian or Trisquel will never do anything like this to the users. Both systems are also available for the low price of $0.00, and are known to be faster, less buggy, and more secure than Windows. If you want something new, and don’t want to pay for it, I think it’s obvious which route you should go down. If you really like the software, you should consider donating money to the developers.[/QUOTE]
And the bad news it’s a minority and there are more Windows apps then either of those that everyone wants to use and have. Until those changes happen neither one of those will never knock Windows as the go to O/S.


#6

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2762055]Free/libre operating systems like Debian or Trisquel will never do anything like this to the users.[/QUOTE]

Probably not…but Linux’ strongest point is also it’s greatest weakness…
Open sourcing an OS platform is great,but it creates also TOO MUCH differentation to be a serious contender to replace windows for the average user…
And ReactOS is not well enough known yet…
https://www.reactos.org/


#7

I have Build 10565 on a desktop, three laptops, and one tablet, and have not seen this on any of them.


#8

[QUOTE=BradWright;2762099]I have Build 10565 on a desktop, three laptops, and one tablet, and have not seen this on any of them.[/QUOTE]
They probably removed it without you even knowing or better yet they made it Stealthware…


#9

I’m concerned this web page has not one, but 3 ads, yes 3 ads ! In all seriousness I don’t mind having them if it assists the costs involved with running the website. I’m also not concerned with a small ad in the start menu which I can simply disable. Some people actually appreciate the app recommendation.


#10

[QUOTE=FreqNasty_RiseS;2762167]Some people actually appreciate the app recommendation.[/QUOTE]
Not if they didn’t get the option to not have it in the first place…