Google phasing out use of Microsoft Windows
1st Jun 2010 | 07:25
Due to security concerns
Google is phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows OS in its offices, due to concerns over security.
The news comes directly from a number of unnamed Google employees. The latest anti-Windows directive from Google follows the well-publicised hacking of Google's operations in China earlier this year.
A security effort
"We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort," one Google employee told The Financial Times.
"Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks," another employee added.
Instead, new employees at Google are given the option of using an Apple Mac or a PC running Linux operating system.
Google is currently working on its own operating system, the forthcoming Chrome OS, which will compete directly with Windows 7.