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an operating system with unremoveable advertising is fundamentally failing at its job

even if that advertising never crashes the system

@thamesynne
"Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it."

What the fuck

@thamesynne Follow this 37 step guide to disable most of it. Isn't it nice to not have to fiddle with your OS.

@owl "oh, but i need windows for gaming" yep, let's see how well that goes, when MS decide that you really need to see an ad for its latest version of Office just as you're about to do something clever and avoid being killed

@thamesynne
You already have to fiddle with it to make it not disrupt your gaming with updates and whatnot.

@owl yeah, i don't even game and still all of the networks my win10 thing knows about are marked "metered" for precisely that reason

@owl (not that it matters, though, given that updating the damn thing hasn't succeeded since 2017)

@owl @thamesynne i love ads for the product i paid for in the product i paid for

@owl i prefer the route that disables all of it: get a USB key, download a Linux or BSD distribution, reboot...

@thamesynne @owl
That's what I'm planning to with the refurbished mini PC I got yesterday. 🤓

Last year I had purchased a first one to build a home server. I booted on Windows once out of curiosity, before installing Yunohost.

But on this second one, Windows will never see the light of day if I can help it. 💩

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