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Either way the individuals should be able to adapt and do their job at work.
It costs money. That aforementioned place that went from Windows 7 to 8.1, for example, lost many days of productivity due to employees having to learn 8.1's atrocious UI. The jump from Windows XP to Windows 7, on the other hand, is virtually seamless. The jump from Windows 7 to Windows 10 should also be seamless.

Not everyone has a choice as to what hardware and software they use in their work environment.
Never said they did. It just surprises me that any company would push developers to Mac unless they were developing exclusively for Mac OS X and/or iOS.
 
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Never said they did. It just surprises me that any company would push developers to Mac unless they were developing exclusively for Mac OS X and/or iOS.
As some big companies, like google, do. OSX and GNU/Linux variants, including goobuntu and cromeOS, are encouraged.
 

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Google develops for all of those platforms so it makes sense they would have access to them all. It is always easiest to develop on the platform you are creating software for; it rapidly speeds up debugging because you can debug and fix it quickly.
 
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What are you talking about? Google develops for all platforms but most of its content it's web based. That has nothing to do with the fact that windows is almost banned but OSX and Linux are encouraged. Do you even read before you post?
 

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You're going to have to cite a source on that one.

Found one: http://www.zdnet.com/the-truth-about-goobuntu-googles-in-house-desktop-ubuntu-linux-7000003462/
ZD Net said:
Why Ubuntu, rather than say Macs or Windows? Well you can run those too. Bushnell said, “Googlers [Google employees] are invited to use the tools that work for them.. If Gmail doesn't want work for them, they can use pine [an early Unix shell character-based e-mail client] that's fine. People aren't required to use Ubuntu.” But, Goobuntu use is encouraged and “All our development tools are for Ubuntu.”

Googlers must ask to use Windows because "Windows is harder because it has 'special' security problems so it requires high-level permission before someone can use it." In addition, "Windows tools tend to be heavy and inflexible."
Google's preference is Ubuntu.
ZD Net said:
When asked about Unity use, Bushnell said, “Unity? Haters gonna hate. Our desktop users are all over the map when it comes to their interfaces. Some use GNOME, some use KDE, some use X-Window and X-Terms. Some want Unity because it reminds them of the Mac. We see Mac lovers moving to Unity.” There is no default Goobuntu interface.
Mac lovers inside of Google often end up with Ubuntu + Unity.
ZD Net said:
On top of this, Google has very strict security requirements. As Bushnell observes, “Google is a target Everyone wants to hack us.” So some programs that are part of the Ubuntu distribution are banned as potential security risks. These include any program “that calls home” to an outside server. On top of that Google uses its own proprietary in-house user PC network authentication that Bushnell says is “pushing the state of the art in network authentication, because we're such a high profile security target.”
And this is why Windows systems require high permissions--they can't shackle them like they have Ubuntu.


I've found a few 2013 sources that claim Google turned to Mac. The source on all of them is The Register--not reputable. I'm not seeing any reputable sources newer than 2012.
 
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