Google Drop Microsoft Windows OS on Staff Computers

Back in January, Google [GOOG] had problems in China with hackers. The hackers cause problems because of loopholes in Internet Explorer, the Microsoft [MSFT] browser. We now hear that Google is dropping Microsoft operating systems from it’s staff PC’s. The move is a security effort said one anonymous employee and he went on to say that Google is now giving staff choices between Linux or OS X to use as an OS.

For the rare circumstances where employees want a Microsoft operating system PC, the installation apparently will now require CIO approval.

The move also is said to be a step in the direction of Google moving all staff to it’s own operating system ie, Google Chrome OS.

Before the security, there was a directive by the company to try to run things on Google products, it was a long time coming.

Little disagreement has been heard about the move according to the employee who said that most liked the move.

Google hasn’t officially made a statement about this and it is unclear if they will or not, but it’s certainly an interesting move and one we’ll keep our eye on.

Via: SlashGear

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