Paul Thurrott on the Ads in Windows 8

Paul Thurrott, “Microsoft Cheapens Windows 8 With Ads”:

Now, apologists will explain that these ads aren’t in the OS user interface, which is true, and that you really have to hunt for them in the apps in which they do appear, which is also true. But this is a slippery slope, folks. If you accept a few banal ads in Windows 8 for $40, what would you accept in Windows 9 for $20? When does it stop? And why wouldn’t it get worse?

I really do enjoy saying this: I agree with Paul Thurrott.

Monday, 12 November 2012