Google dumps Windows. But can the rest of us?
Jun 03, 2010, 13:02 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)
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"According to the Financial Times, Google is in the
midst of replacing all of its Windows-based desktop PCs with ones
that run Mac or Linux, citing security concerns since the company
was a target of a hack originating in China back in January of
"This may be something of a shock to everyone, but Google has
never really been completely reliant on the Windows platform, so
this is a pretty easy "fix" for the company.
"Google has been for some time using a variant of Ubuntu Linux
in its massive server infrastructure and is pretty much a Silicon
Valley poster child for Open Source adoption. So it's not that big
of a stretch that they would eventually want to remove Windows from
its Desktop OS infrastructure as well.
"Given the fact that so much of Google's development is in Open
Source, and all of their line of business apps are Cloud-based, it
stands to reason that given the bleeding edge levels of Open Source
adoption which the company enjoys, they can very easily transition
its internal desktop users to both Mac and Linux."
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