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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MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

The "DR-DOS saga" occurred 14 years ago (and involved code in a beta version of Win3.1, code that was removed for RTM). Can we please stick to this millenium?

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Why? Did MS undergo a profound change in attitude due to the Y2K bug?

Look, I'm not saying that Google's case is solid or not. I'm merely reflecting on the fact that it's rather amusing to see the Microsoft Defense Brigade pre-emptively try to declare the case as invalid, to say the least. An unbiased observer would wait until more information was available to pass judgement.

Edited 2007-06-12 23:33

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

"Why? Did MS undergo a profound change in attitude due to the Y2K bug?"

You're right. Let's talk about an issue that occurred in non-production beta code, happened 14 years ago, happened before anyone declared Microsoft to have a monopoly on anything, and therefore occurred before they had to get everything they do OK'ed by their compliance committee. Yep, that'll lead to fruitful discussion.

Even slashdot is by and large siding with Microsoft on this one (see the two slashdot threads on this issue). When even Microsoft-hating Google-worshipping slashdot says Google is full of it, then that's got to tell you something.


"An unbiased observer would wait until more information was available to pass judgement."

I don't think you, I, or 90% of OSNews posters qualify as "unbiased observers" on any given topic, and everyone "waiting for more information" before posting on a topic would kill his site off. ;)

Edited 2007-06-13 00:49

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