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Author Topic: Google suspends employee use of Windows OS  (Read 2401 times)

AdrianH

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Google suspends employee use of Windows OS
« on: June 01, 2010, 02:58:50 PM »


http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2010/06/01/google-suspends-employee-use-of-windows-os-40089092/

Google has suspended internal use of Microsoft's Windows operating system amid security concerns related to the attack on its network late last year, according to a report.

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

Now what do you think is the real reason for this,or am I just an old cynic?
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Re: Google suspends employee use of Windows OS
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 04:18:15 PM »

I wouldn't dream of calling you an old cynic, you old cynic. ;D

MS and Google are arch enemies of course, and they both want to be top dog, so it isn't any great surprise; just another salvo in their battle. Hopefully the battle will carry on for a long time, with neither side winning conclusively - the world needs competition, not monopolies.
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Re: Google suspends employee use of Windows OS
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 06:08:55 PM »

Have they changed to Linux? :)
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Re: Google suspends employee use of Windows OS
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 08:05:08 PM »

Maybe Novell or something like that. 8)
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Re: Google suspends employee use of Windows OS
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 08:06:40 PM »

Have they changed to Linux? :)

Either they've gone to Chrome OS or some form of Linux (or even Windows ME, I mean come on, was that a Windows OS?!?!  :lol: )
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