Microsoft Responds to Google Snub

Paul Lilly

It was widely reported earlier this week that Google had decided to pull Windows from their internal machines over security concerns and instead roll with Apple's Mac OS and Linux. So how did Microsoft take it? Not very well, is the short answer.

"When it comes to security, even hackers admit we're doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else," Microsoft wrote in a blog post. "And it's not just the hackers; third party influential and industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others."

In the blog post, Microsoft openly acknowledged the reason why Google decided to drop Windows, calling the move ironic since just a few months ago Yale University "halted their to movie to Gmail (and their move to Google's Google Apps for Education pacakge) citing both security and privacy concerns." Microsoft also took a shot at Apple, referencing an article by InfoWorld that discusses how Macs are under attack by high-risk malware.

Read the full blog post here .

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