Google Tries To Lure XP Users Towards Chromebooks

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As we know, the era of Windows XP has come to an end as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) officially ended support for the twelve year old operating system, and with that, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been telling users to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, or upgrade to better hardware. In fact, the company has previously tried to woo users to purchase new PCs by offering a discount at the Windows Store.

Now, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) too doesn’t want to sit silent, and the company, in an attempt to woo Windows XP business users, it is offering a hefty discount on Chromebooks to business users.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), on its Enterprise blog, has announced that previous Windows XP users might want to think about switching to Chromebooks. If you’re considering getting a Chromebook until June 30, then the company is offering a good discount.

Discounts on Chromebooks for business

You can buy Chromebooks for Business and get $100 off for each managed device you purchase for your company. If your employees need to access desktop apps, then Google has also partnered with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) to bring two offers:

  • Get $200 off Chromebooks for Business with VMware Desktop as a Service (DaaS).
  • Get Chromebooks for Business and 25% off Citrix XenApp Platinum Edition, which includes AppDNA software for accelerating Windows XP migration.

So this time, instead of attracting home users, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is targeting businesses to run on Chromebooks. The operating system receives frequent updates, and more and more services have slowly started to take advantage of using the cloud. Apps like Google Docs, Sheets and Slides work online or offline, and also QuickOffice is built into every Chromebook. Those who want to run Windows applications can run it in a virtual environment through providers like Citrix, VMware and others.

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