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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I don't get it...
by google_ninja on Wed 13th Jun 2007 03:33 UTC
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

"Change how Windows searches" is under System and Maintenance. How is it difficult to find? Granted, disabling the cryptically named "Windows Search" process is slightly more involved, but if you clear out all the indexed locations, is the extra 4.8 megs of ram really that big a deal?

This is really turning into quite the pissing contest.

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