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Google ditches Windows on security concerns




Google ditches Windows on security concerns
Google ditches Windows on security concerns



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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d2f3f04e-6ccf-11df-91c8-00144feab49a.html 

By David Gelles and Richard Waters in San Francisco
FT.com
May 31 2010 

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft=E2=80=99s ubiquitous Windows 
operating system because of security concerns, according to several 
Google employees.

The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in 
January, after Google's Chinese operations were hacked, and could 
effectively end the use of Windows at Google, which employs more than 
10,000 workers internationally.

"We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort," said one 
Google employee.

"Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac 
OS, following the China hacking attacks," said another.

New hires are now given the option of using Apple's Mac computers or PCs 
running the Linux operating system. "Linux is open source and we feel 
good about it," said one employee. "Microsoft we don=E2=80=99t feel so good 
about."

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