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Google Dumps 'MS Windows' Company Wide

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    Well, Google has taken the next step in its world domination plan, banning Microsoft Windows from internal use.

    Employees will be given the choice between Apple's Mac OS and Linux.

    Adding insult to injury, Google is also publicly citing Windows security problems for the decision and blaming Windows vulnerabilities for the China hacking incident.

    So that's 20,000+ Windows licenses that won't be sold and renewed at Google in future years.

    Given that Google is in the process of introducing a competitive platform and operating system (Android/Chrome), this move isn't surprising. The important question for Microsoft is whether other companies will follow suit.

    David Gelles and Richard Waters, FT:

    Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft?s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

    The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January, after Google?s Chinese operations were hacked, and could effectively end the use of Windows at Google, which employs more than 10,000 workers internationally.

    ?We?re not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort,? said one Google employee.

    ?Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks,? said another.

    New hires are now given the option of using Apple?s Mac computers or PCs running the Linux operating system. ?Linux is open source and we feel good about it,? said one employee. ?Microsoft we don?t feel so good about.?

  2. rampman01

    rampman01 Newbie

    Aug 14, 2008
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    When Eric E. Schmidt ran Novell he had a case of the ass at Bill Gates that just wouldn't end. Paul put him on his ass, and he lost his job after bankrupting Novell. He has this personal mission to destroy Microsoft any way he can.
    So for him to now be positioning Google to start it's own OS program should come as no surprise to anyone.
    Just one more little cut at MS from Eric Schmidt. I'm not crazy about MS, but I'm even less in love with Eric.