Google, Microsoft Fight Continues with Rumors Flying that Google Will Prohibit Windows Use
Microsoft has responded to rumors that Google plans to stop using its products. Writing in a blog post, a Windows communications manager commented on the “coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use.” Pointing the finger at Google, the communications manager referred to a story from Mashable where it was reported that Yale University had halted its move to Gmail (and to Google’s Google Apps for Education package) citing both security and privacy concerns. He said: “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.” The director of McAfee Labs security research said claims that removing Windows will solve all the problems and help prevent attacks are shortsighted.