Google ditches Windows

The Financiel Times reports that Google is replacing all there Windows desktop in there organisation.
The reason for this is the security of Windows (duh!). As you all will know, Google was a victim of a attack of the Chinees country. As of then (januari 2010) the strategy of Google is to replace all there Windows desktop by either a Mac or Linux desktop.

This is not official annouced by Google, but by employees who work for Google. If a employee still want to use a Windows desktop, they have to get a approaval from “quite senior level” or even a CIO.

I must say that I can understand the decission off Google. Windows is not the best secured operating system in the world. This doesn’t mean that you have to move off Windows from now, but if you have a company with sensitive information (Banks for example), I can imaging you will think twice!

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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