In-tex ad hyperlinks
December 15, 2013 6:15 PM Subscribe
I recently purchased an Asus All-in-One computer as a replacement for my Dell XP system. The two computers are used in tandem, with the Asus used as the main monitor for the Dell. The XP unit will be used off line starting in March of 2014 and will remain in tandem so that certain XP only software can still be used. The systems are a Windows 8.1, Asus ET2411INKIB011K and a Windows XP SP3 Dell T3400
posted by Raybun to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Both systems use Firefox 26.0
Something odd is occurring when the New York Times is opened. With W8.1, advertising links are present as in-text hyperlinks. They are not present when the same page is opened in XP.
This is a sample from the NYT Disunion series.
Pook Turtles, Armorclads and the Civil War on the Rivers
By DEVIN POORE
December 7, 2013
If you go to the 6th paragraph in W8.1, the word “boilers” will be a hyperlink.
If you view the same sentence in XP, “boilers” is not a hyperlink.
I have not looked to see if these ad links exist on other sites.
It is startling to be slammed with an ad telling me why I should have my boiler serviced by Sears while immersed in a good article on Naval warfare on the Mississippi during the Civil War.
Why are these links present on W8.1 and not XP? Is this a feature that only functions on 8.1? Is this an Asus thing? Is this some of the crap that manufacturers load on civilian computers that would not be present if this Asus was a business model? Is it a NYT thing, and if so, would they at least not use it in their OP Ed articles?
How do I make it go away?