Microsoft will end support for Cortana on Windows later this year

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Article note: People spent _years_ trying to reliably get rid of the previous unwanted Clippy/BonziBuddy but even more invasive type thing being forced on them, so now they're swapping it out for even more invasive thing, now with AI hype fairy dust.
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Microsoft is ending support for Cortana in Windows. In a support page spotted by XDA Developers and Windows Central, the company says it will “no longer support Cortana in Windows as a standalone app” starting later this year.

Cortana’s discontinuation on Windows doesn’t come as much of a surprise. During its Build conference in May, Microsoft announced its new Windows Copilot tool, which will live in your taskbar and use AI to help you do everything — and more — that Cortana does once it’s widely released. That includes summarizing content, rewriting text, asking questions, adjusting your computer’s settings, and more.

Microsoft first brought Cortana to Windows 10 in 2015, allowing you to set reminders, open applications, and ask...

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