MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (
is phasing out the internal use of
Windows operating system because of security concerns, the
reports, citing several Google employees.
The directive by the Internet search giant to move to other operating systems began in January after
"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," another employee told the newspaper.
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New Google hires now are given the option of using Apple's Mac computers or PCs running the Linux operating system.
Google employees also said it was an effort to run the company on Google's own products, including its forthcoming Chrome OS, the
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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