Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:18 UTC
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AnandTech has reviewed the new Chromebook 11 from HP/Google.

Chrome OS is extremely purpose built and it is something that should bring about great concern to those at Microsoft. I personally don't have a problem with Windows 8, but purpose built is hardly a phrase that applies to the OS - at least if you're talking about it on a more traditional PC. I suspect by the time we get to Windows 9, Microsoft will have a better answer to the critics of 8/8.1, but that gives Google and its Chrome OS partners at least another year of marketshare erosion. At the beginning of this mobile journey I remember x86 being an advantage for Intel, and we all know what happened to that. Similarly, I remember Windows/Office being advantages for Microsoft. If Microsoft doesn't find a quick solution for making low cost Windows PCs just as well executed as Chrome OS devices, it'll find itself in a world where Windows no longer matters to entry-level/mainstream users.

Apple's taken over the high-end, Google is taking over the low-end, and in mobile, the company barely registers.

Microsoft's next CEO faces a herculean task.

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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:35 UTC
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

it'll find itself in a world where Windows no longer matters to entry-level/mainstream users


They say that all good things must come to an end.

Although whether Microsoft is considered a good thing is debatable ...

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by darknexus on Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:45 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

[q]it'll find itself in a world where Windows no longer matters to entry-level/mainstream users

Because of ChromeOS? These people have to be joking.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by vanoff on Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
vanoff Member since:
2008-05-22

Agreed. Windows is still dominating over 80-90% of the desktop OS market. It's not going away any time soon.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by cdude on Tue 15th Oct 2013 18:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

ChromeOS and Android. Its a small step from 10" tablets to laptops.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2053860/lenovo-shows-android-laptop-...

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