Google has made an internal decision to ditch Microsoft's Windows operating system in response to perceived security issues, according to a report in The Financial Times.
The article cites statements from a number of Google employees, but the company declined to confirm or deny the story when contacted by V3.co.uk.
"We are always working to improve the efficiency of our business, but we do not comment on specific operational matters," said a spokesman.
The decision to drop Windows followed the hacking attacks on Google in January, which the company believes originated in China.
"We are not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort," one Google employee told The Financial Times.
"Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks," said another.
The report also claims that new employees at Google are given the choice between Apple Macs or Linux-based PCs.
"Linux is open source and we feel good about it," said one new starter, according to the report. "Microsoft we don't feel so good about."
However, while the current choice is limited to Mac or Linux, it may not be long before Google rolls out its Chrome operating system across the firm.
One worker said that a lot of effort is being made internally to encourage the use of Chrome. "They want to run things on Chrome," they said.
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