Google ditches Windows on security concerns from the Financial Times reports that Google is no longer installing Windows on Google owned computers. In fact, the report says that no desktop is allowed to have Windows and only under special circumstances will Google allow Windows OS on a laptop.
The report cites security as the main reason for Google banning Windows. The migration off of Windows reportedly started in January, after the Google was hacked by China. Google has not yet confirmed these reports.
One Google employee told the Financial Times, “getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO approval.” Another employee said most Google employees have opted towards Mac OS, while others are going with Linux.
Some speculate that this ban on Windows is due to the upcoming launch of Chrome OS, Google’s competing operating system.