Google Microsoft Ban
Google Microsoft Ban – Google employees will no longer be using the Windows operating system for their work computers, at least not without permission from some of the higher ups. The OS left the company open to a number of Chinese hackers in January 2010, and their decision is said to be solely based on security concerns, and not because they will be competing in the near future with their own operating system, according to reports. Instead of using Windows, the company will reportedly be using Mac OS, Linux, or Google’s own Chrome operating system that will be released in the near future.
This could affect as many as 10,000 Google employees, according to recent reports. According to one source, to stay on a Windows machine you will likely have to go through several layers of management in order to seek CIO approval. Google officially have not denied the ban, but have yet to comment on the recent changes within the operating systems used by the company.
Windows is by far the most used operating system in the world, and it is surprising that Google has been forced to move away from it regarding security concerns. You would think a number of the various large companies that use the OS would have found problems with it prior to Google’s recent debacle.
Google has stated that both the operating system itself, and the use of Internet Explorer contributed to the breach of information by Chinese hackers. In order to secure the massive amount of information that Google has access to, they have decided to head in a different direction regarding their operating system.