Original title: gitlab prohibits employees from using Microsoft Windows, it is recommended to use Apple MacBook Pro or Dell Linux laptop
IT House on August 9th, Gitlab announced the latest IT team computer management regulations, which prohibit employees from using Microsoft Windows systems and recommend Macos or Linux. Gitlab listed many reasons, including the cost and security factors of authorization permits. Because Gitlab is a web -based platform, contradictions are related to the possibility of test possibilities available to IT team members in various browsers, including Microsoft Edge.
"Due to the dominant position of Windows in the desktop operating system, Windows is the most targeted platform for spy software, viruses and extortion software. MacOS is pre -installed on Apple Computer, linux can be used for free."
To approve Windows, Gitlab must purchase Windows Professional licenses because the Windows home version does not meet the security criteria of Gitlab. Since many laptops are reimbursed by Gitlab employees later, remote office employees usually buy notebook computers pre -installed Windows Home Family. As we all know, it is difficult to provide reliable protection for the Windows Home Family Edition. "
Some people think that members of the Gitlab IT team need to focus on work rather than security, so new measures are meaningful. Others believe that GitLab can also choose (provided by its IT team members) that is more suitable for commercial use computers.
"The only Linux laptop supplier we are approved at present is Dell. These laptops are usually pre -installed with Ubuntu Linux to save the cost of unused Windows licenses. Dell is currently not selling LINUX laptops in Australia and New Zealand; employees You must install Linux yourself. "
Gitlab approves its employees to use Mac or Linux, including the configuration of the laptop computer.
MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch-M1 Max / 10-core CPU / 24 core GPU / 32GB unified memory / 512GB or 1TB storage. Performance model
MacBook Pro 16 -inch -Intel i7 or i9 / 512 SSD / 32 Memory -Traditional Performance Model -Supply is limited; we may provide this model based on the availability of the new M1 MAX model.
MacBook Pro -13 -inch / M1 / 16GB memory / 512GB -Standard model
Notice: Most characters that require higher performance devices are approved to use 14 -inch or 16 -inch MacBook Pro M1 Max.
IT strongly encourages team members to choose MAC; if you have experience in Linux and can self -support, please apply for Linux laptop.
Engineers, support engineers, data analysts, technical marketing managers, product designers, UX managers, product managers, technology and digital manufacturers meet the qualifications to apply for Dell Precision mobile workstation 5500 or 5700 laptops. Due to the supply restrictions, these specific models may be different. IT will look for the available models that meet the following specifications: 15.6 -inch display / 512GB SSD / 32GB memory / Intel i9 or i7 CPU.
Others are eligible to use the Dell Latitude 7300 series laptop. Due to the supply restrictions, these specific models may be different. IT will look for the available models that meet the following specifications: 13.3-inch display / 256GB SSD / 16GB memory / Intel Quad-core i5 CPU
Notice: The maximum price of Linux notebook computers does not exceed the same MacBook Pro 16 -inch laptop price.
The current development also mentioned the ability of the Gitlab IT team to use Windows virtual machines in the Linux host.
In fact, Gitlab's decision is not new. Google used to open Macos and Linux in the same way.
"After the hacking attack in 2010, we switched from Windows PC to the MacOS operating system," said a manager and added "employees can choose to use Linux as their computer operating system."
In terms of network browsers, there are currently different views, but basically they are based on Chrome, Chromium and Firefox. The problem of the browser is, for example, Chrome different menus items displayed on different operating systems. In addition, the interpretation of some selected style rules depends on the operating system platform running by the browser.