Microsoft fires back at Google

Due to security concerns, Google is reportedly phasing out its internal usage of Windows but Microsoft solution providers aren’t buying this line of reasoning. Neither... More Below... Posted by on Jun 2nd, 2010 and filed under Technology.

Due to security concerns, Google is reportedly phasing out its internal usage of Windows but Microsoft solution providers aren’t buying this line of reasoning. Neither is Microsoft, for that matter.

The Financial Times reported over the weekend that new Google hires can choose between Macs or Linux PCs, but can’t get Windows PCs without CIO approval. Google had already been planning to move away from Windows and sped up its plans after the Aurora attack last year in China that targeted a zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, according to the report.

It’s an oddly phrased leak from Google, which is gearing up to launch Chrome OS and could have simply put the word out that it wants to standardize on its own products, just as Microsoft “dog-foods” its offerings. Instead, Google is playing the damsel-in-distress role and claiming that Windows’ inherent security flaws gave it little choice in the matter.

(article source: Channel Web, image source: CBC News)

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