Google accuse Microsoft of Anti-trust behavior...again

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Google accuse Microsoft of Anti-trust behavior...again

Search giant Google has complained to the Justice Department that Microsoft indexing service in Vista can not be easily disabled, and therefore has an impact on system performance when rival indexing clients (namely Google Desktop Search) are used. Google says this is deliberate anti-competitive behavior on Microsoft's part.

Google spokesperson Ricardo Reyes said:

"The search boxes built throughout Vista are hard-wired to Microsoft's own desktop search product, with no way for users to choose an alternate provider from these visible search access points. Likewise, Vista makes it impractical to turn off Microsoft's search index."

This will make for an interesting case, as Microsoft worked with the US Government prior to Vista's release to avoid such issues. The Government signed off on the operating system.


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