It’s no secret that Google has never been very friendly about using Microsoft products. Google’s engineering-driven culture necessitates that software tests be done on multiple systems, but lately Google has begun to move away from Windows. Google has traditionally given employees the choice of operating systems, however new employees at Google are no longer allowed to request Windows PCs. They are instead given the choice of Mac or Linux systems. This news was reported by The Financial Times, after an attack on Windows and Internet Explorer 6 specifically, resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. Rumor has it source code was stolen late last year which facilitated Google’s decision to avoid the notoriously vulnerable operating system. Since so much testing and software engineering requires the use of Microsoft software, some employees will still get to use Windows PCs, but they will need special permission.