Google has a message for those 44% of U.S. businesses that are still clutching onto Windows XP: buy some Chromebooks and it'll give you $200 off each one you buy. And you can still keep using your beloved Windows apps.

This is a smart move for Google to drum up customers for its Chromebooks for Business service.

Specifically: Google will give companies $100 for each Chromebook they buy plus they get another $100 off the Chromebook if they also buy a service from VMware called Horizon Desktop as a Service (DaaS).

Horizon costs start at $35 per month per device, VMware says. Horizon delivers Windows and all of a corporation's Windows apps over a corporate network or the Internet. In other words, you get your Windows desktop running in a window on a Chromebook from the cloud.
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