Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Dec 2013 00:55 UTC

"It's pretty much a brick," says Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn't want you buying this thing.

But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google's oft-ridiculed web-only laptops, to Microsoft's core business?

I'm puzzled too. It doesn't seem like Chromebooks are that big of a threat - why create terrible advertisements that only provide Google with free publicity?

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 8th Dec 2013 00:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Because Microsoft is going to kill ChromeOS in the cradle like they did the Linux netbook initiative. That was never a serious threat either. Nothing is a threat, until it becomes one

They're scared shitless after they completely, utterly, and wholly missed the boat in mobile. They laughed the iPhone away. They laughed the iPad away. Now they are nowhere in either the mobile phone or tablet market.

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