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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that is like bitching about Win32 or Cocoa not being platform indipendant

Um, no it isn't, since nobody is claiming either of those are platform independent.

Some other posters claim that these apps will run without having to have Chrome installed. In which case, that's fine. At least if it catches on like Flash does, when a new platform rolls around, we won't have to sit and wait for Google to port Chrome over, before the platform is actually usable.

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