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Google To Move Away From Windows

Google To Move Away From Windows
According to a report, Google till now has seen enough of Microsoft's Windows operating system, suspending internal use of the OS amid security concerns which related to the attack on its network late last year.

It was reported late Monday that Google has started telling new employees that they are no longer able to request Windows PCs, giving them the choice of linux or Mac systems. Google has long offered its employees their choice of work operating system but now will no longer do so, According to The Financial Times, after an attack on Windows and Internet Explorer 6 had resulted in the theft of Google intellectual property, believed to be source code, late last year.

Rumors to this effect arose earlier in the year, but CNET was not able to confirm them at the time. Microsoft from the start has never been a friendly face inside the Googleplex, but Google's engineering-driven culture and requirement to test its software on a variety of systems meant that at least some of the portion of its employees preferred the Windows environment. There are some Google employees who will still be able to use Windows machines, but according to the report, they will require to get special permission.

Later this year Google will start to direct employees toward Chrome OS systems, Eric Schmidt, Google CEO told CIOs attending a Google seminar on cloud computing in April. Google believes that the browser-based operating system will be "inherently more secure" than operating systems, Schmidt said at that event.

Google declined to comment anything "on specific operational matters."

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