Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Nov 2013 23:03 UTC

Microsoft has enlisted the reality-television series "Pawn Stars" in its ongoing campaign to bash rival Google.

An online video ad released Tuesday mimics the plot set up of "Pawn Stars," which features people toting precious or odd objects for appraisal at a Las Vegas pawn shop. In Microsoft's fictional telling, a woman is trying to trade in a Chromebook, a no-frills laptop powered by Google software.

"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste, they have absolutely no taste."

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Nov 2013 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I guess most of life is fake these days.

Microsoft should be careful with these kind of adds, because it's not that hard to pick one of the many Microsoft products and stage an act like this one making for of either the product or selected features of it.

For example: licences. Does any one here understand them? Of each product Microsoft has x versions, from basic useless to business ultimate pro++. Different features, prices. But then you can buy a single product, or a volume license, which can run on real or virtual hardware, the number of CPUs/cores makes a difference and then you have CALs.

You try to get the right version, like SQL Server, only to find out later some feature isn't available and you need a more expensive version.

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