Microsoft decries Google's Windows move

08:57, June 03, 2010      

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Google is reportedly phasing out its internal use of rival Microsoft's Windows operating system because of security concerns, a line of reasoning rejected by Microsoft.

Citing several Google employees, the Financial Times newspaper said Google will switch to more secure operating systems, including the Mac OS, Linux, and Google's Chrome OS, which Google announced Wednesday will be released in the "late fall."

Google has so far declined to confirm that report, saying only, "We're always working to improve the efficiency of our business, but we do not comment on specific operational matters," in a statement.

Microsoft, however, felt compelled to respond to Google's Windows ban rumors by not-ing that Yale University postponed a planned migration to Gmail and Google Apps due to security and privacy concerns. Neither is Microsoft accepting the Financial Times' claim that Windows is more susceptible to hacking and malware.

"The facts don't support the assertion," said Brandon LeBlanc, communications man-ager on the Windows Client Team, in a Tuesday blog post.

"When it comes to security, even hackers admit we're doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else," he said.

"And it's not just the hackers; third-party influentials and industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others."

Source: Global Times

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