"It's not like Google was ever going to be a showcase customer
for Microsoft, but a report that the search giant is phasing out
Microsoft Windows underscores security concerns that have long
dogged the widely-used software.
"According to a report in the Financial Times, Google (NASDAQ:
GOOG) began moving employees to other operating systems back in
January after its systems were hacked by what the company said were
operatives working out of China, a charge corroborated by Internet
infrastructure provider VeriSign .
"Google was one of at least two dozen U.S. businesses targeted
in the attacks that security firm McAfee (NYSE: MFE) said exploited
a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. Google has long
been a strong supporter of Linux, and the FT report said employees
are being moved to Linux and Apple's Mac OS."
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