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

"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: Comment by Flatland_Spider
by RawMustard on Sat 7th Dec 2013 03:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Flatland_Spider"
RawMustard
Member since:
2005-10-10

Good post. It's the same reason the destroyed Netscape!

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Maybe it is just as simple as that:

"Microsoft appears to be wary of the Chrome OS' threat to Office and their apps, a threat that could undermine one of Redmond’s most important revenue streams."

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