Google HQ Throwing Out Windows In Favour Of OS X Or Linux

Not just content with having a free canteen filled to the brim with delicious food, free childcare and every other perk known to man, Google is now replacing employees' operating systems, throwing out Windows in favour of OS X.

The official line is because they're concerned over security risks associated with using Windows - largely in part thanks to their Chinese arm being hacked earlier in the year. While it's not yet been a clean sweep for the OS change, new hires are being offered the choice of OS X or even Linux. Anyone who wishes to remain using Windows needs clearance from "quite senior levels," according to an anonymous employee the Financial Times spoke to.

What of Chrome, you might be wondering? That nameless employee said "they want to run things on Chrome", but presumably it's not yet possible. [FT]

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