Microsoft Respond to Google pulling their OS

Yesterday we wrote about Google [GOOG] and the rumours that they were pulling Microsoft [MSFT] operating systems from staff computers giving them the choice of only Linux or Mac OS with the eventual move towards Chrome OS.

Although Google hasn’t officially made a statement about pulling Microsoft operating systems from it’s staff computers, Microsoft has gone ahead and responded.

When it comes to security, even hackers admit we’re doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else. And it’s not just the hackers; third party influentials and industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others.

They go on to say what they do to make their customers computers more secure…

* We ship software and security updates to our customers as soon as possible through Windows Update and Microsoft Update to keep our customers safe.
* We highly recommend our customers enable Automatic Update to ensure they are protected from attacks.
* With Windows 7, we added improvements to BitLocker for disc encryption (we also introduced BitLocker-to-Go for external USB devices), and added enhancements to the built in Windows Firewall for better protection.
* Windows 7 has Parental Controls built in that can be combined with Windows Live Family Safety to create a safer experience on the PC for children.
* Windows 7 comes with Internet Explorer 8 which includes SmartScreen Filter which has proven its success time and time again.
* And Windows 7 also uses Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) as well by randomizing data in memory.

It’s an interesting read although it appears that Google don’t agree and have essentially dumped them anyway. We’ll probably never hear officially from Google as they don’t really need to tell the public if they do or don’t use a particular operating system. Check out the MS article with some entertaining nit picking comments below that.

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