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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A question for you guys
by WyldStylist on Tue 12th Jun 2007 23:04 UTC
WyldStylist
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2006-12-30

Why didnt they bother with making a 50 mb slim vista distribution? Linux people already made Damn Small linux what stops MS?
Some people like to have less stuff inside so to say...

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RE: A question for you guys
by tomcat on Wed 13th Jun 2007 00:51 in reply to "A question for you guys"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Why didnt they bother with making a 50 mb slim vista distribution?

Um, perhaps because their customers aren't asking for one.

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RE: A question for you guys
by Almafeta on Wed 13th Jun 2007 01:02 in reply to "A question for you guys"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

Windows Fundamentals for Legacy Computers is pretty much what you describe as not existing. The thing is, there's very little demand for it.

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RE: A question for you guys
by Supreme Dragon on Wed 13th Jun 2007 02:16 in reply to "A question for you guys"
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2007-03-04

"Why didnt they bother with making a 50 mb slim vista distribution?"

Because MS wants people to use a bloated DRM infected OS.

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