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.
Employees said it was also an effort to run the company on Google’s own products, including its forthcoming Chrome OS, which will compete with Windows. “A lot of it is an effort to run things on Google product,” the employee said. “They want to run things on Chrome, FT.com is reporting.
A Mac OS X or a Linux isn’t necessarily more secure than the Windows operating system, but its just that the sheer omniprescene of Windows, makes it a more attractive target for malware writers & hackers.
Microsoft: Windows and Security – Setting the Record Straight.