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"Want to remove the ads from Solitaire in Windows 10? $1.49 a month", ZDNet


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#1 Aura

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

Microsoft is once again bundling Solitaire with Windows, but if you want an ad-free experience then that's going to cost you.

The app in question is the Microsoft Solitaire app, and as first reported by PC World, the app prompts users to "upgrade" to the premium version for $1.49 a month (or $9.99 a year) to remove the ads and get some "coins" and "power boosts."


Want to remove the ads from Solitaire in Windows 10? That'll be $1.49 a month

I can feel the complaints coming in from here already.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Windows as a service :rolleyes:  Plenty of free alternatives including the one from XP and Windows 7.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:43 AM

WaaS :D Personally, I don't play Solitaire anymore so it won't really bother me. Plus, it's just a matter of time before someone release a Windows app of the "old style" Solitaire that everyone will download. A bit like ClassicShell succeeded with the start menu on Windows 8/8.1.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:46 AM

WaaS :D Personally, I don't play Solitaire anymore so it won't really bother me. Plus, it's just a matter of time before someone release a Windows app of the "old style" Solitaire that everyone will download. A bit like ClassicShell succeeded with the start menu on Windows 8/8.1.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:52 AM

It is all just profit trend convergence. I mean, with the amount of data they look to start exfiltrating, plus ads... I mean, that's just the same basic profit model that Google, Facebook, {insertotherlargecompanieshere} are already doing. Data mining and ad targeting are the shining couple of potential revenue streams. I expect this trend to only continue and grow.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:04 PM

They were doing it back in the days on MSN and are still doing it on Skype. Ads from Microsoft aren't usually that invasive. If you don't like them, simply block them via the hosts file, problem solved :P

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:13 PM

Yup. Doesn't bother me at all. I was just pointing out to people that may be all "Gasp!" about this revelation that it really isn't a revelation at all. It is just The Way Things Are.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Well it is annoying as i still love myself some freecell


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

I think Microsoft would be shocked at the number of average users who will refuse to upgrade to Windows 10 because of Solitaire. There are certain things they shouldn't mess with and Solitaire is one of them.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

Who plays Solitaire anymore anyway?


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Well, there's always Candy Crush. :hysterical:



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

Oh wow I completed forgot about Candy Crush as well...

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:11 PM

It is all just profit trend convergence. I mean, with the amount of data they look to start exfiltrating, plus ads... I mean, that's just the same basic profit model that Google, Facebook, {insertotherlargecompanieshere} are already doing. Data mining and ad targeting are the shining couple of potential revenue streams. I expect this trend to only continue and grow.

 

Mom and pops will just be tricked into creating Microsoft online accounts ... no more local accounts it will all be in the MS cloud; Bing is baked into search; Cortana is actively listening in on your conversations; Windows Hello is a facial recognization database for Microsoft (and they want to collect your fingerprints too but they tell that using a password is old school); forced automatic updates (great for NSA injection points), Windows now searching and scanning your harddrive and storing a copy of all files or contents it finds suspicious, sharing everything with governments and third parties alike; datamining for all it is worth.

 

Stay off Windows 10. Windows 7 was the last real Windows OS. Use that or move to Linux. Don't fall for the trap.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:37 PM

Who plays Solitaire anymore anyway?

 

I do, I dont care for FPS, world of warcraft or any of the more modern games.

I actually like a good round of solitare, spider solitare is my fave.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:48 PM

 

Microsoft is once again bundling Solitaire with Windows, but if you want an ad-free experience then that's going to cost you.

The app in question is the Microsoft Solitaire app, and as first reported by PC World, the app prompts users to "upgrade" to the premium version for $1.49 a month (or $9.99 a year) to remove the ads and get some "coins" and "power boosts."


Want to remove the ads from Solitaire in Windows 10? That'll be $1.49 a month

I can feel the complaints coming in from here already.

 

People will just learn to become more comfortable with the idea of hacked operating system, cracked software and ways to avoid Microsoft's attempts at monopolistic control.






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