The heated Android competition with Apple over the iPhone isn’t stopping the search giant from favoring Macs as it ditches Windows over security concerns. FT reports:
“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.”
The push is for employees to move to all Google products, including the forthcoming Chrome OS. An employee wishing to stay with Windows needs clearance; getting a new Windows machine “requires CIO approval.”
The story comes via anonymous Google employees. The company had no comment.
In other Google news, James Joyner notes the RedState crowd is perpetuating the really tired meme that no Memorial Day Google doodle means the company is a leftist front that hates America and doesn’t love Jesus. Joyner’s conclusion:
Google has long stated that, “We try to be sensitive that a doodle is not the most appropriate way to recognize certain events, especially those that are more somber in nature.” Commemorating the deaths of hundreds of thousands of fallen servicemen would seem to fall into that category.