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||eric_rasmussen||Premium||Windows||1 year ago||
Microsoft is adding some new ads to the start menu, targeting users who have Firefox installed and prompting them to switch to (Chr)Edge. I'm okay with a company promoting their own products, but Windows 10 has always wavered too far across the "annoying line" where I feel like there is just too much. I've had notification center pop-ups happen in the middle of a gaming session, taking focus away from the game and getting me killed. The pop-ups were ads for Office 365. Which I already own. Which are already installed. It's a bit ludicrous.
Now these new ads are in the Start Menu. Like my Office 365 experience, even if you already have (Chr)Edge installed, you'll apparently still see them if you have Firefox installed. It actually makes me mad that this kind of thing is being injected into parts of the OS like this. Notifications are one thing, but what's next - ads in Wordpad to tell me to install Office? Ok, that was a bad example - that's something they are actually looking at.
Where does it end...