Report: Google Dropping Windows OS Due To Security Issues

Jun 1, 2010 • 8:17 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Let me start of by saying that although this post is not SEO related, I couldn't resist. I am a big Mac guy and pretty anti-Windows - I have been this way since I was under ten. So I can't pass this up.

The Financial Times reports Google is no longer allowing the Windows operating system on their computers. No desktops will have them and only laptops with special permission will have Windows installed on them. The article alludes to the Google being hacked by Chinese earlier as one of the reasons Google no longer wants Windows OS on their computers and network.

Anonymous Google employees told them:

We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort.

Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks. added, "in early January, some new hires were still being allowed to install Windows on their laptops, but it was not an option for their desktop computers. Google would not comment on its current policy."

This is currently the number one story on Techmeme and I have yet to see an official response from Google on this as of yet.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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