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[10]: Disreputable
by archiesteel on Thu 14th Jun 2007 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Disreputable"
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

You raise some good points. I myself do not use GDS, so I cannot comment on its quality. As I've said before, I'm not convinced Google has a case, but I do think it's premature to dismiss it off-hand.

Frankly, I did not expect that such a neutral, reasonable position would draw so much fire from the usual suspects...it almost feel like a concerted effort. Almost.

Anyway, thanks for the comment. The only place where I might disagree is when you say "But instead they sue." The fact that they're suing doesn't necessarily mean they don't plan on improving GDS. There's no reason they shouldn't do both, if they do feel like they have a case *and* want to offer a better product.

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