[LINK] Google to ditch Microsoft Windows
anthony.w.hornby at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 09:15:14 EST 2010
I think this comes from the "Google deleting your business model dept."
Google don't really care about operating systems - they just want
operating systems to be a universal, low value item on top of which
they can continue to cloud connect everything and build their
In that light it works for them to undermine Microsoft, Apple and
everyone else that wants to sell and tightly control operating systems
and any closed product eco-systems surrounding them.
I think this is similar to the Web-M and VP8 open source (debatable
use of "open source" tho' as licensing not OSI approved) releases
recently - they want video codecs to be low value commodities as well.
Its just not a market where they want to compete / pay for access so
they are doing their best to make the commercial players (MPEG LA)
business models "get out of the way".
Personally as a consumer I have no problem with this as the spin off
for us is we get high quality "free" operating systems, video codecs
etc. and because those markets are forced to be more open a better
chance of industry wide standardisation and interoperability.
And on the last point .... yes I live in a sheltered bubble - but let
me dream ....
On 3 June 2010 04:11, <stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> Bernard notes,
>> Google to ditch Microsoft Windows: report June 2, 2010 SMH
>> Web search group Google is phasing out internal use of rival
>> Microsoft's Windows operating system because of security concerns
>> following a Chinese hacking incident, the Financial Times reported ..
> And about which FT article, Brandon LeBlanc the MS Windows Communications
> Manager, posts a stabby winge about on their MS Windows Team Blog website:
> Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight, Jun 1 Brandon LeBlanc
> There’s been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and
> whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows. We
> thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight.
> There is some irony here that is hard to overlook.. The Financial Times
> article states that:
> "Windows is known for being more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and
> more susceptible to computer viruses than other operating systems."
> The facts don’t support the assertion.
> When it comes to security, even hackers admit we’re doing a better job
> making our products more secure than anyone else. And it’s not just the
> hackers; third party influentials and industry leaders like Cisco tell us
> regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others...
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