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Google snubs Microsoft Windows from within

Alex Christie

2 June 2010

Under the guise of security deficiencies, Google is reported to have axed Microsoft Windows from all it operational desktop PCs since the beginning of January this year.

Google employees are forced to use either Apple Mac OS or Linux, until ChromeOS, Googles own operating system, is ready for global release later this year.

With a reported 88% market share, other companies still have a long way to go to catch up to Microsoft Windows dominance in the PC Operating systems market.

Chrome Operating System

However I don’t think Microsoft can be complacent in the next couple of years.  With Google feverishly developing its mobile operating system Android in the mobile Smartphone market, and working with hardware manufacturers HTC on devices like the rumoured Ipad alternative, and combining it with it’s core search business, they look certain to monopolise our lives even more in the next 5-10 years.

By removing all dependencies on Windows this year, Google has underlined its ambitions.

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