Wait, Windows 8 at Walmart already?

I literally laughed out loud this morning when I saw these sponsored ads on a search results page at Bing:


(No, I didn’t bother clicking.)

Meanwhile, back in the real world…

The beta of Windows 8 (officially called the Consumer Preview) will be publicly released in “late February.”

Here are some links that might help you get caught up.

I’m also soliciting feedback on whether and how you plan to test the Windows 8 beta … sorry, Consumer Preview. Please take a second to vote in this ZDNet poll. If you have any additional suggestions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments here.

5 thoughts on “Wait, Windows 8 at Walmart already?

  1. Not sure how I’m going to test the, ehem, Beta. If it’s feature complete enough, I’ll install it on one of my main machines so I can get a full impact of it. I don’t have a tablet that it’ll install on yet. I’m wondering if it will eventually be able to install on some Android tables currently on the market? I do have a Tegra 2 based tablet. Seems that might be mainstream enough for it to work there, if possible.

  2. LOL Ed, I never see the ad’s because I use an adblocking extension for Chrome and Firefox. I don’t use IE at all unless I am at work for a school board website that needs IE. Maybe I should just so that I can keep up with what is going on. 🙂

  3. I wonder how much of Google’s ad revenues come from these computer-generated ads from Wal-mart, Target, eBay, Amazon, etc. As opposed to truly targeted ads.

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