Re: Chromebook competitor - not really
well setup pc won't allow unskilled users to install crap. If you give your grandparents a badly configured pc because you're not able to configure it, it's only your fault.
That shouldn't be the case! Why can't it be well configured out the box? Why should "unskilled users" be at the risk of installing crap, unless they have an expert at hand?
This is one of the several things chromebooks address. To us, they might be crappy - but for "unskilled users", these are what we should be recommending to them, regardless of your own pro-microsoft bias (that I also share, btw).
very old prejudices towards Windows
They still apply. We know this because we use it daily, and still clean up the crap.