When I read the headline, I thought "Oh man, they better not..." but when I read that it was through optional themes, as in wallpapers and stuff, that is completely OK with me. I don't like the idea that it could possibly lead to mandatory ads, though.
Why does everyone assume its going to become mandatory, they only made that statement at the end to get all the dumb asses panties in a bunch. If you don't want don't get it. Windows 7 will run fine with out it.
people get all up in arms so quickly it makes me laugh. If they did that I think they loose more customers and they know that. They don't need vista and more problems with customers. I think of it as, Call Of Duty T-shirts with Windows logo on them stuff like that. The more people see people using windows 7 the more they think it is ok or a good piece of software.
Windows 7 Desktops Will Host 3rd-Party THEMES
The article title is BS. I know it may not be a stretch for some to think Microsoft would change this to ads but get real this is not even the content of the article. If a company wants to support its free themes with ads, that has little to do with Microsoft. There is a lot of ad supported stuff available now and that has nothing to do with the OS or even the platform for that matter. I am soon going to have to stop reading stuff from Kevin Parrish all together.
First off, the title of this article is REALLY misleading. Judging from the comments, many of you just read the title and freaked out... What a great example of bad new communication practices and the effect it has on the general reader. /sigh MS isn't embedding ads in Windows (not at least according to any reliable source) and you don't have to download any sponsored themes either if you don't want to. Everyone just relax
[citation][nom]ElectroGoofy[/nom]When I read the headline, I thought "Oh man, they better not..." but when I read that it was through optional themes, as in wallpapers and stuff, that is completely OK with me. I don't like the idea that it could possibly lead to mandatory ads, though.[/citation]