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[2]: kill Chrome, HAH!
by hamster on Mon 9th Dec 2013 07:20 UTC in reply to "RE: kill Chrome, HAH!"
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I don't think I implied they were the same beyond suggesting netbook Linux was a nascent threat like ChromeOS is.

If linux was such a nascent threat one can only wonder why it was nessesary to resurect xp in such a manner. And why they demanded that the netwooks should be even futher crippled...

Nomather how much time you spend on saying the opposite ms and their products are getting more and more irrelevant. They will have to start listening to the people who buys their products. The "we know it all" stategy wont work anymore. There are plenty of other options now that ms cant bully

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