I’ve been pushing back against Microsoft’s escalation of advertising in Windows since the beginning. Here’s my original “Slippery Slope” article about ads in Windows 8 from late 2012, with a bit of additional commentary.
The original article---which is surprisingly short and to the point---nicely stands the test of time, in my opinion. Who knows? Maybe the brevity helps.
Being right certainly helps. And while I don’t live for this as much as some people, this is absolutely one of my finest moments as a consumer advocate. Ads do cheapen Windows. Period.
In fact, this was so obviously a win that I rewrote it for Windows 10 here on Thurrott.com as Microsoft Cheapens Windows 10 with Ads in 2016. The premise, of course, is the same. What’s interesting is that the...
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