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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by ronaldst on Tue 12th Jun 2007 21:20 UTC
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I guess the scale of innovation aren't scaling much... LOL

I've never met a Windows user that has Google's stuff installed like Gadgets, Talk or Desktop software. Their popular toolbar was made useless when FF and IE added an integrated search box. Those Google branded software don't do anything the average Windows user needs. Even local searching was more hype than an actual needed.

If they don't succeed in the US, Google should ask the European Supreme Council for help. They love those "it's not fair" trials over there.

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by jayson.knight on Wed 13th Jun 2007 05:27 in reply to "hahaha"
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"I've never met a Windows user that has Google's stuff installed like Gadgets, Talk or Desktop software."

You almost nailed it: A lot of folks used to have a lot of Google software installed, but over time the majority of the concepts have either been absorbed into standard application fare (integrated search notably), or didn't become popular (GTalk).

IMO Google needs to stick to what they do best, which is providing amazing web based services to their users. They are a web company, and have almost reinvented how to make money via the internet. Desktop apps are not their forte.

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