Google phasing out Windows use internally

Following on from the attacks on Google by Chinese hackers back in January – which resulted in Google’s public threat to leave China – the search engine giant has announced that it is abandoning Windows due to concerns over security.

According to an article by Ben Parr at mashable.com – sourced from ft.com – Google has been slowly phasing out the use of Windows internally amongst its employees since the attacks. New hires are no longer being offered Windows PCs.

The choices that they are apparently given now are an Apple Mac computer or a PC that is loaded with Linux. However, it appears that some employees can still install Windows onto their laptops, but not on their desktop computers, which seems strange.

Although the report claims that employees would need explicit permission from senior levels, in order to keep using the Windows Operating System. The move does make sense however, as Microsoft is one of Google’s primary competitors out there.

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