What's with the Windows ads?

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  1. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    What is the reason for the Windows ads here? I've seen several. Just strikes me as odd. Surely I'm not the only one who has noticed?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    There are many threads on this. Especially now with Intel Macs, Mac users often buy copies of Windows to run with Boot Camp, Fusion or Parallels :)
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I think google take care of the adds ... and from my understanding (which could totally be wrong) it bases them on text and content... so if "windows" key words pop up a lot on the site, then you're more likely to have windows based ads
     
  4. ~David macrumors regular

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    The ads on the site can't be controlled when using Google AdSense. The ads displayed are based on the content of the page. If the page has a lot of words related to Windows, then a Microsoft ad will appear. :)
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    All three of the above posts are entirely correct.

    And who here doesn't get joy out of seeing Microsoft helping to pay our bills? ;)
     
  6. atarin macrumors regular

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    Wow. I was actually considering starting a thread about this last night, but didn't because I thought maybe I was the only one who found it odd. You're definitely not the only one who has noticed. It seems like it's gotten worse, too. I guess what the others have said makes sense, but I find it just plain annoying. I switched to Mac because I couldn't stand Windows anymore. Good Lord, even here I can't get away from Windows! I just want to leave all the trauma behind me...
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    with windows having a huge portion of the market share, its going to be impossible to get away from it %100. Its like being vegan and getting away from meat.
     
  8. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    It isn't the Windows ads, but the Zune ads that strike me odd :confused:
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    well the more times your say zune, the more zune adds you'll see .... .... zune
     
  10. elppa macrumors 68040

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    And Google AdSense not being sensible to realise that people writing:

    Why I switched from Windows.
    Another flaw in Windows Vista.
    I've left Windows behind for good etc…

    probably don't want to see a Windows advert.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Don't like the ads, there is a way to get rid of them. :) donate
     
  12. arn macrumors god

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    This comes up from time to time.

    - Microsoft advertises heavily on the internet and we are the beneficiaries of that.
    - We ask that people not block ads as a courtesy
    - The only approved way to remove ads is to donate

    arn
     
  13. phoxrenvatio macrumors regular

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    i just thought is was funny... but why can't we get the get-a-mac ads?
     
  14. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Because many viewing have already got one (or more). This would be a waste of money. They are far better on PC sites and those belonging to mainstream mass media.
     
  15. phoxrenvatio macrumors regular

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    mac ads aren't wasted on those who like/have macs, I'd say you'd get a better response from people who like macs, than people who think macs are hard to use, only for art-people, or for any o the other reasons people stick with their pc's instead of switching...
     
  16. elppa macrumors 68040

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    “I've got the whole internet to correct. Grab the ladder.” :)

    Even people who hate the Macintosh platform will find the hilarious (providing they have a sense of humour).

    To be honest I completely don't see the point in Apple advertising here. Most people on here follow the company really closely and know the news as it breaks (or before, as was the case with the nanos, MacBook Air, iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 etc.)
     
  17. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    What does it matter? Ads are ads...

    ... Wait, what ads?
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I have no idea what they are talking about.;)
     
  19. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Me either... :confused:


    :D:p;)
     
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