Monday, June 11, 2007

Google gets sue happy against Microsoft.

Google raises Microsoft antitrust concern (say what?)

The Search giant has filed a confidential complaint with the Department of Justice, asking that Microsoft be forced to alter Vista's desktop search behavior on anti-trust grounds.

Google spokesperson Ricardo Reyes said Microsoft's "current approach with Vista desktop search violates the consent decree and and limits consumer choice." He added, "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."

Here's the irony:
The DOJ under Bush is generally a friend to Microsoft. At the Federal level, they do NOT want to pursue this. The States' AGs may want to though...

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