We examine the numbers and calculate what Microsoft has to lose if Chromebooks get taken up by those who could use them. Or should antivirus companies worry more?

This article titled “How much of a threat exactly do Google Chromebooks pose to Microsoft?” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 15th June 2011 14.07 UTC

After years in which it insisted that it had no intention of competing directly with Microsoft, Google is parking its tanks front and centre on Microsoft’s lawns. The Chromebook – a “thin client” laptop that will have virtually no local storage – launches today, Wednesday, and is the first serious challenge to the Windows/Office hegemony in two decades.

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