Google to Employees: Stop Using Windows

Ubiquitous OS seen as security risk
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2010 10:24 AM CDT
In this Sept. 25, 2007 file picture a visitor passes an exhibition stand of Google company in Duesseldorf, western Germany.   (AP Photo/Rene Tillmann, file)

(Newser) – Google has had it with Windows. Ever since the company's Chinese operations were hacked in January, it's been trying to tighten up security, and the Microsoft OS is the first casualty, workers tell the Financial Times . “We're not doing any more Windows,” said one, “It's a security effort.” New recruits can choose to work on a Mac or a PC running Linux, and the CIO must give special permission before employees can get a new Windows machine.

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