Google dumps Windows, citing security concerns

The push against Microsoft’s dominance of business machines got a big boost recently when Google announced its employees will no longer use Windows desktops.

Experts say the move was made to increase security after the recent Chinese hacking incident, which was carried out through Windows computers on Google’s corporate network.

What’s Google’s alternative platform? Employees could previous choose among Windows, Mac and Linux. Now, they’ll have a choice of the latter two — unless they convince management they really need a Windows machine, CNN reports.

Of course, once Google’s own Chrome OS is ready, that will probably be the company’s preferred platform.

Has your business move (or considered a move) away from Windows? Why? Let us know in the comments section below.

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