fields of endeavour. Some of the products they're brought in to compete
with MS' core offerings:2004 April: GMail, head-on with Hotmail.
2006 October: Google Docs, directly competes with MS Office.
2007 November: Android, an open-source mobile OS against Winduhs CE.
2008 September: Chrome browser, replacement for Explorer.
2009 July: Chrome OS, a Linux-based OS against Winduhs desktop. And now they're eliminating Winduhs altogether from their office: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d2f3f04e-6ccf-11df-91c8-00144feab49a.html
Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.
The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January, after Google’s Chinese operations were hacked, and could effectively end the use of Windows at Google, which employs more than 10,000 workers internationally.
“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,” said another.
New hires are now given the option of using Apple’s Mac computers or PCs running the Linux operating system. “Linux is open source and we feel good about it,” said one employee. “Microsoft we don’t feel so good about.”
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