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Google Attempting to Lure XP Business Users Over to Chromebooks

by Sean P. Aune | April 9, 2014April 9, 2014 9:00 pm PST

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Google knows that there are a lot of companies currently lost in the wilderness without continued support for Windows XP, and it just may have a solution for them.

Yesterday was a historic day in the world of computing as Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP, its 12-year-old operating system that just couldn’t seem to release its grasp on the world. Companies are now left to figure out what to do about their computing needs in the wake of the fact that should new viruses come along, Microsoft will no longer be there to back them up.

Enter Google.

Announced on its Enterprise blog, Google is offering incentives for businesses that may want to switch over to Chromebooks. The two higher upgrade incentives include software that is designed to help you migrate from Windows to the Chrome OS.

  • Get $100 off Chromebooks for Business for each managed device.
  • Get $200 off Chromebooks for Business with VMware Desktop as a Service for each managed device.
  • Get Chromebooks for Business with 25% off Citrix XenApp Platinum Edition, which includes AppDNA migration software.

It may sound crazy to think of a business running on Chromebooks, but as the operating system keeps receiving updates, and more and more services move to being cloud-based, it isn’t quite as crazy as it seems. And when you factor in how much cheaper Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are, we can definitely see where companies may be tempted to make the move.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...