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]: This reeks of desperation
by Morgan on Fri 29th Nov 2013 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This reeks of desperation"
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Nothing lame or "strawman" about it, no matter how much you, with your narrow point of view, want it to be. Fact is, a Chromebook is a computer designed to be used strictly online. If you try to use one offline, it's no longer useful. On the contrary, if I take my netbook to a place with no internet, I can still do around 80% of what that computer's OS allows. I can do some coding, I can play games, I can write prose, I can edit graphics, and so on. With a Chromebook, no internet means nearly none of that is possible. On my netbook, no internet means a very minor inconvenience.

Think outside the box, there's more to the computing world than looking at cat pictures and trolling discussion groups.

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