Google Gives Microsoft Windows the Boot

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nightkiller

This sorry excuse for an organization needs to come clean on the real reason for this.  The next thing will be that they'll say that it was really MS's fault that Google abandoned the Chinese Market. 

If Google networks running Linux servers were subject to multiple vector attacks then somebody on the inside was asleep at the switch. Or an active voluntary participant. Or an active involuntary participant. Or a combination of all of the above. Where was the internal network monitoring in all of this? Somebody SNORTING something? Where were the application level outbound Proxy servers? And these guys have the gall to take this information as used toilet paper just to rub it in MS's face?

This just stinks to high heaven.

Shame on you, Google. 

You choose a flightless bird as a mascot and wonder why it doesn't take off?

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Mr_Histamine

If they're taking their ChromeOS effort seriously, I could see them getting rid of Windows, just so they can have their entire work force beta testing ChromeOS.  If they're going that route, dropping Windows makes sense; otherwise, it sounds like the higher-ups are just pulling a power move.

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gendoikari1

If they go to Chrome OS then I will have lost all respect for them. Chrome OS is more a tech demo than an actual operating system. 

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Caboose

What do the Google servers run? I really hope that they don't migrate to Apple XServ... Worst server OS ever!

Anyone want to venture a guess as to how long before Google is compromised due to a security breach that is due to a major flaw in MacOS.

I'd LOVE to see Apple get sued over that! Oh that'd be so freakin' sweet!

 

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Neufeldt2002

Google's servers run Linux, always have, and probably their own version of it by now.

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Bluntknife

Anyone remember those PWN2OWN hacking competitions?

Root access gained through Safari in under 10 seconds.

Not a smart move to go to Mac's. 

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BobbyPhoenix

Linux maybe, but Mac?  Mac's are so more likely to be attacked in a much worse way.  Their security is way worse than Windows.  Do some research Google.  Don't believe Steve.  If you try to do the same work on a Mac it's going to be a bad trip.  At least Windows patches their products quickly.

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n0b0dykn0ws

Wow.  I guess this will end up proving how unsecure the MacOS and Linux systems are.

There are still flaws in the systems.

Even worse, most IT security incidents are caused by idiots making stupid decisions.

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To0nces

Really? I was under the impression that Linux was pretty darned secure. At the very least, a LOT more secure than Windows or MacOS

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n0b0dykn0ws

If it's on a network, it's not secure. ;)

Honestly, there are Linux vulnerabilities, you just rarely hear about them because the vast majority of home users don't care.

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Caboose

 rriigghhtt...

 

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