Internet web search giant, Google.com is abandoning internal use of Microsoft Windows over concerns of security. This comes after Chinese hacking incident. All employees of Google have been asked to ditch Microsoft Windows and move to other OSes like Mac OS and Linux. And this is said to have began as early as January itself. Microsoft Windows turned Google rival and competitor after Google made plans to introduce its own OS, Chrome OS for PC and Android for mobile.
Internet security firm McAfee Inc said at the time the cyber attacks on Google and other businesses had exploited a previously unknown flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, which was vulnerable on all recent versions of Windows.
One Google employee says: “We’re not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort.” Another said: “Getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO (chief information officer) approval.”
Google said in a statement: “We’re always working to improve the efficiency of our business, but we do not comment on specific operational matters.”
Windows is the most popular and widely used operating system in the world. It is reportedly said to run in 9 out of 10 personal computers in the world.
Its about time Google did this. But I didn’t expect them to force their employees to NOT use Windows. lol