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Google complain against Vista Search - Microsoft have agreed to change their Windows Vista operating system following a complaint made by search engine company, Google Inc.

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Google complaint against Vista SearchGoogle said that the Vista function Instant Search, which allows users to enter a search query and get a list of results from their hard drive, puts rival companies at a disadvantage. Microsoft have now agreed to build an option into Vista which allows users to select a default desktop search program on Windows. They have also agreed to place links inside the Internet Explorer window and in the Start menu to make the default search easier to access.

It was claimed that the Instant Search feature violated the consent decree that monitors Microsoft as part of its settlement with the US government following an antitrust consent decree in 2002.

Microsoft has called Google's complaint baseless and said it was in compliance with the antitrust settlement.


The changes will introduced in a service pack or updated version of Vista, with a test version anticipated for the end of the year.

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20 Jun 2007 - 1:51 PM

Quote: Microsoft has called Google's complaint baseless

So why change it Mr Gates? (Oh dear - I sense a dented ego... ergo - I'm not the only 'Big Boy' in the IT world' Bwaaahhh!!!)


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Duncan_E  7199 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2007 - 2:34 PM

'cos the US government made them.

cameracat  108575 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2007 - 3:21 PM

Can't see what Google was moaning about, Almost all the search engines including Google are located in the option list, And any one of them can be set a default by the user.

So what was thier problem ? .

Yeah ! By Straight out of the box, Microsoft had thier own one set as default, Why not.

BUT the option to select your own was always there, And not buried in the options either.

It seems to me that where ever possible the 3rd party software owners, Just like to kick Microsoft's butt, Just because they have got away with it in the past, And Microsoft tend to accomodate them, Rather than make an issue out of it.

Personally When it comes to an Operating System, I'd rather have in house creations rather than suffer the usual bout of incompatibility problems caused by 3rd party softwares, Especially regarding internet search and browser programs, Security being one of the biggest areas of concern we face today.

((( Did you say the cheque was in the post Uncle Bill Smile )))

Last Modified By Dave at 20 Jun 2007 - 3:23 PM
21 Jun 2007 - 9:35 AM



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