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Google phasing out use of Microsoft Windows

Google says goodbye to Microsoft Windows
Google is phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows in its offices, due to security concerns

Google is phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows OS in its offices, due to concerns over security.

The news comes directly from a number of unnamed Google employees. The latest anti-Windows directive from Google follows the well-publicised hacking of Google's operations in China earlier this year.

A security effort

"We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort," one Google employee told The Financial Times.

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

Instead, new employees at Google are given the option of using an Apple Mac or a PC running Linux operating system.

Google is currently working on its own operating system, the forthcoming Chrome OS, which will compete directly with Windows 7.