Slashdot | Will Microsoft Put The Colonel in the Kernel?

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Slashdot | Will Microsoft Put The Colonel in the Kernel?

Just in case you had any positive thoughts about Microsoft recently, here’s a new patent application to bring you back down to Earth. They’ve filed a patent application for an advertising architecture – to deliver ads straight to the consumer desktop… integrated into the OS.

Perhaps it’s just another patent for Internet Explorer and ActiveX, since that already works well for rogue advertisers.