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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Ugh, the OS should be a platform to operate the machine and run things on top of, I wish they'd stop trying to integrate rubbish like this in to the OS and let people add it themselves via installable add ons if they want it.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Yay! more junk to uninstall.
    Do you ever get the feeling Microsoft has lost the plot?

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    There are people who will appreciate this feature. But don't expect to find them in here. Some people only look to see how features affect themselves/power users.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Was it windows ME or 98 that came with "active desktop" or some rubbish? The thing no one wanted and everyone switched off...

    THEY HAVE NOT LEARNT.

    I'm quite tired of this. I tried migrating to Linux but critical and expensive hardware had no drivers. It's the same every time I try and move to Linux. I must say though, the regularity with which my VMs break doesn't inspire me. I currently have two of three operational Linux machines.

    Edit: They've got this bleedin' "Meet Now" tripe running now as well. My PC is getting slower and slower and it's not me installing stuff....
    Last edited by philehidiot; 07-01-2021 at 06:24 PM. Reason: RANT

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    Yay! more junk to uninstall.
    Do you ever get the feeling Microsoft has lost the plot?
    yes. It's been downhill since 2010 tbh. Win7 and Office2010 were the last decent, robust and properly tested things I can recall them releasing. Sure there's been stuff since then but that's where I felt the rot set in. It just took a while to descend to the point it is now reaching.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Just out of interest....

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    Lovely. No complaints.
    Out of interest, what are you trying to say?

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    I'll skip this thank you.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    I'm calling it.

    It's 'news and interests' for the Insider Preview.

    'Advertisements, news and interests' for the general release.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    'Advertisements, news and interests' for the general release.
    Nah it won't be adverts, it it will be advertorials, news and interests.... you know that lovely new trend of an advert hidden in an article with the smallest of the small text saying it's a 'sponsored post' or some such...

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Well, I think it's a great idea. It's exactly what I've always loved about Win10.I think they need to do more of thi .....


    .... no sorry, I just can't keep a straight face while saying that.

    Mixrosoft, when will you learn that when we go out and pay out our hard-earned wedge for a machine for us to do what we want, we don't want have it's processor time wasted serving junk like this that we didn't ask for and don't want.

    So here's a News update for you .... kindly take this kind of garbage, fold it into a long tube, set fire to one end and stick the other right ...... beeeeeep. Click.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Well, I think it's a great idea. It's exactly what I've always loved about Win10.I think they need to do more of thi .....


    .... no sorry, I just can't keep a straight face while saying that.

    Mixrosoft, when will you learn that when we go out and pay out our hard-earned wedge for a machine for us to do what we want, we don't want have it's processor time wasted serving junk like this that we didn't ask for and don't want.

    So here's a News update for you .... kindly take this kind of garbage, fold it into a long tube, set fire to one end and stick the other right ...... beeeeeep. Click.
    Hello? Hello? I think it's a bad line, I can't make out what you're saying. You would like Microsoft to add a link to YouTube clips of smouldering garbage? Done! Saracens pc will have widgets to the maga account...

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Not a fan of more bloatware

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Am curious who will use this kind of feature...it almost feels like they are slowly turning the layout into a smartphone lol.
    Last edited by Solex; 10-01-2021 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    I don't mind as long as it doesn't become annoying to deal with in the future.

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    More sh*t nobody asked for. So glad I switched to LTSC 2019 which lacks most of the crap from the regular versions (cortana, edge, the entire store, forced feature updates that break stuff every half year, ...) from the getgo

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    Re: Windows 10 Insider Preview adds news and interests to the taskbar

    Nice bit of upgrade

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