Google dumps Windows: Security or Politics?

Google recently announced that their employees will no longer be able to use the Windows operating system and called it a “security effort.” 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20006400-265.html

For a technology company that is supposedly run by some very smart people, it’s an extraordinarily silly rationale, especially coming at a time when attacks against Linux and Mac machines are on the rise. Not that Microsoft’s competitors want to admit that (understandably). Apple recently very quietly included anti-malware protection in one of its updates, apparently not publicizing it because they don’t want anyone to know that it’s possible to get malware on a Mac:

http://www.infosecurity-us.com/view/10395/apple-goes-covert-with-malware-protection-update/

It seems I’m not the only one who questions Google’s true motive for ditching Windows:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/operating-system-choice-does-not-equal-security/6572

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