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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RE[3]: hmmm
by Almafeta on Wed 13th Jun 2007 01:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hmmm"
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

Google search is one of many high-powered utilities that competes with the integrated functionality provided by MS in Vista (and as a download for XP).

So if in your argument Google is making operating system components, why don't they just make their own operating system? I'm sure a lot of people would go for Google BSD.

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RE[4]: hmmm
by Nelson on Wed 13th Jun 2007 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: hmmm"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Exactly. Next they'll make an explorer shell replacement and cry because Windows Vista ships with explorer.exe

Let's not mention how hard Google Desktop Search sucks.. discounting the security issues it's just too damn CPU intensive.

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