Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 19:46 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Legal Internet search leader Google is trying to convince federal and state authorities that Microsoft's Vista operating system is stifling competition as the high-tech heavyweights wrestle for the allegiance of personal computer users. In a 49-page document filed April 18 with the U.S. Justice Department and state attorneys general, Google alleged that the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system impairs the performance of 'desktop search' programs that find data stored on a computer's hard drive. Besides bogging down competing programs, Google alleged Microsoft had made it too complicated to turn off the desktop search feature built into Vista.
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Google needs to grow some balls
by Lambda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 21:47 UTC
Lambda
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2006-07-28

This whiny little lawsuit is another example of Google really wanting a platform of their own. Google sees the day when their web search hegemony will be over.

But Google won't take the major step that it takes to do it, and that's to put out a desktop (BSD or Linux based) of their own. Not that they probably don't have valid reasons for doing so. They probably don't think they can compete with Microsoft or even Apple, but they need a desktop presence, so GDS is what they do.

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