There have been rumors floating around about Google banning Windows in its office – and it turns out that the rumors are true – to a certain extent. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google has been reported saying that only 20% of Google’s employees are still using Microsoft Windows, and all of them are on Windows 7. The rest of the people have made the transition to Google’s Chrome OS.
Google had previously announced plans to phase out the usage of Windows in the company in an effort to boost security. Careful not to diss Windows, Brin was quoted as saying, “I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with Windows. It has a lot of great security features. But I think this [Chrome OS] software-hardware model…that eliminates complexity – that’s what we’re in the process of deploying throughout the company.”
While it’s true that Chrome OS is a secure operating system, it is also worth knowing that Windows is constantly under attack due to its popularity – far more people run Windows than any other operating system in the world.