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They're like the Martians at the end of Mars Attacks: all of a sudden their heads start exploding. Such is the plight of the Windows fanboys ever since the FT.com article about Google's Microship Down.

The latest is Peter Bright of Ars Technica.

Windows security is actually pretty good. I know, I know. Windows machines are routinely hacked, there are huge botnets of machines running Windows, viruses are rampant, and so on. This is true. But I would argue that it's not actually relevant in this case.

He's making people's heads hurt. drhowarddrfine comments.

Trying to justify the reasoning for NOT dumping Windows by saying 'Windows' security is actually pretty good' immediately followed by 'I know, I know. Windows machines are routinely hacked, there are huge botnets of machines running Windows, viruses are rampant, and so on. This is true'. And I'm only 1/3 way through the article. Should I continue reading this nonsense?

On the other hand, Steven Nichols has been doing research of his own.

I then got on the phone, IM, and email with my friends at Google and they told me off the record pretty much what the Google employees told the Financial Times - that 'many people have been moved away from PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks'.

I was also told that Linux was far cheaper than Windows and that many Google users preferred it in any case to Windows, while many others found Macs to just be more useful than Windows PCs.

I got the impression there may be more MacBook Pro users at Google than there are at Apple.

As one of them told me, 'why should I waste my time with Windows and all its pain in the ass junk when I can do everything I need to do with Chrome on Ubuntu?'

As one staffer told me: 'I am not going to be the next guy to hose the company because of Windows'.


Poor Windows fanboys. The Google move came like Slim Whitman's Indian Love Call. Their heads are exploding.

See Also
Red Hat Diaries: Ten Years After
Industry Watch: Google Bomb Blowout (2)
Industry Watch: Google Bomb Blowout (1)
Red Hat Diaries: Google Moving to Mac OS X
Slashdot: Google Reportedly Ditching Windows
FT.com / Technology: Google ditch Windows on security concerns

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