Windows 10 is a good operating system, the first one since Windows 7.

But Microsoft seems determined to penalize users who adopt it.
The latest beta version of the forthcoming Creators Update due this spring is getting attention because it places even more ads in Windows. Windows 10 is already annoying users with ads on the lock screen and in the Start screen, but Microsoft has decided to annoy users even more by bringing ads to File Explorer.

This stupidity will create a backlash if not reversed.[ 5 fatal plans that still dog the new Windows 10. | The essentials for Windows 10 installation: Download the Windows 10 Installation Superguide today. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]

Silicon Valley has an obsession about forcing advertising down users’ throats.

The “intelligent” voice assistant Google Home got in trouble last week for advertising a Disney movie to its users.

And you know that Amazon Alexa’s real purpose is to promote products, once it gets you hooked on its minor conveniences.

This model of free services in exchange for deep spying on your activities to advertise or otherwise promote products is after all the basis of Google Search, Facebook, and most consumer technology services.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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