Microsoft Admits Normal Windows 10 Users Are "Testing" Unstable Updates

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  1. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah but, I do not consider those as "ads". Otherwise, every single icon could be considered an ad for something that is on the desktop. However, if you were to see something like a Crest Toothpaste ad or Taco Bell ad, that would be something entirely different. Heck, I do not even see those things on the XBox One home screen.
     
  2. Mazzspeed

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    Under Windows 10, a great many icons, aka: 'Active tiles' are advertising. The simple fact Microsoft try to convince the user to stick with Edge when changing default browsers is advertising that should never be accepted at OS level.
     
  3. ZodaEX

    ZodaEX 2[H]4U

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    While you clearly don't care, some people such as myself want as little bloat in our o.s.es as possible. Bloat stacks and even small bits of bloat that you might nit actively see or notice can add up to a ton of bloat.
     
  4. ManofGod

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    So, I assume that it upsets you that every icon you do not use, every program you will not use, every setting and service you do not want and every single bit of code you did not ask for in Linux is there then without you asking for it, eh?
     
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  5. TheOne5

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    I wouldn't mind trying gaming on Linux if someone could tell me how to get my Creative Soundblaster AE-5 working on it. I hate onboard sound and don't want to use the Realtek soundcard if I can help it. Gaming and the occasional Office file that I have to open are the only reasons I stay on Windows (and the driver support).
     
  6. Mazzspeed

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    If you don't like that, compile a distro yourself.

    Of course you know you reaching when you're trying to compare bloat under a packaged Linux distro to the bloat associated with Windows...:rolleyes:

    I've had Creative soundcards working under Linux in the past out the box. Have you actually tried to see if it works?

    EDIT:

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sound-BlasterX-AE-5-Next

    Kernel 4.20 is out...
     
  7. TheOne5

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    That article came out in September. I think the last time I tried it was in August. I couldn't find any info anywhere and Creative shut down its forums. Thanks for this. I'll try it out sometime in January (Tweakguides is supposed to be releasing a Linux gaming guide then).
     
  8. nilepez

    nilepez [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The ones on the lock screen (when they show up) are sometiems ads. As I said earlier I've definitely seen Linked In ads, but it's not a regular thing. Right now, I don't even have any links on the lock screen. Seems to happen when I apply an update.
     
  9. Mazzspeed

    Mazzspeed 2[H]4U

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    No problems, always happy to help out. ;)
     
  10. ZodaEX

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    More or less, yes.
     
  11. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Was not responding to you but hey, feel free to comp
    Something like that, I can respect.