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« on: June 01, 2010, 03:00:07 pm »

Google Ditches Windows in Favor of Mac Over Security Issues

It may not be a love-fest between Google and Apple these days, but internally at least, the search giant is showing Cupertino some love by phasing out Windows-based systems and replacing them with Macs.Financial Times is reporting that Microsoft Windows is on the outs inside Google’s hallowed halls, according to several employees. The move comes on the heels of Google’s Chinese operation being hacked earlier this year.“We’re not doing any more Windows,” said one Google employee. “It is a security effort.”“Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks,” another Google employee elaborated.It seems that new employees at Google are given a choice of running Apple’s Mac-based systems or PCs running Linux -- Windows is not an option. “Linux is open source and we feel good about it,” one employee explained. “Microsoft, we don’t feel so good about.”Yet another employee noted that those who want to stick with Windows require clearance from “quite senior levels. Getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO approval.”Not surprisingly, the move away from Windows is also seen as a bridge toward the company adopting Google’s own Chrome OS. “A lot of it is an effort to run things on Google product,” an employee stated. “They want to run things on Chrome.”In the meantime, Macs appear to be in favor inside Google HQ, although the shift away from Windows has been “a long time coming,” according to another employee.Somehow, we don’t see Google employees getting iPhones or iPads just yet, though…
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