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Google Reportedly Phasing Out Windows

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft's Windows operating system because of security concerns, a report says.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (

TheStreet

) --

Google

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is phasing out the internal use of

Microsoft's

(MSFT) - Get Report

Windows operating system because of security concerns, the

Financial Times

reports, citing several Google employees.

The directive by the Internet search giant to move to other operating systems began in January after

Google's Chinese operations were hacked

the

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Financial Times

says.

"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

Financial Times

reports.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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