Apr 9th, 2014 publishUpdated   Feb 20th, 2015, 2:14 pm

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Windows XP is officially dead, folks, with Microsoft officially closing the books on support from here on out. With that, businesses might find themselves scrambling to find a solution to get them into the 21st century. The natural thing would be to go with Windows 7 or 8, but Google wants folks to consider another option.

They’re extending an olive branch to those willing to try something new — Chromebooks. From now until June 30th, your company can get $100 for each Chromebook they buy through the Chromebooks for Business initiative. Need VMWare DaaS for all your desktop apps? You can get $200. And if you throw in Citrix XenApp Platinum Addition, you’ll get that for 25% off normal cost.

Google contends that Chromebooks are ready for enterprise thanks to the advent of offline office apps, virtual machine emulation and more. If you’re interested you can try convincing your IT department that this is the way to go, though we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that most admins would rather stick to more familiar footing. Find out more at the source link.

[via Google]