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Submitted by WTF 2878d ago | news

Microsoft CEO says Google complaint is "baseless"

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Friday said a complaint lodged by Google was "baseless" as the software company was complying with a 2002 antitrust settlement.

In a complaint filed with the Department of Justice in December, Google said a feature built into Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system that allows users to search a computer's hard drive did not leave room for competition from other desktop search applications.

Google argues that this feature violates a consent decree that monitors Microsoft's behavior as part of its settlement with the U.S. government, which had accused the company of using its monopoly to harm competition by incorporating new features into its operating system at no additional costs. (Industry, PC)

PS360WII  +   2878d ago
Would you expect him to say anything different??
hfaze  +   2877d ago
LOL... I would dance an Irish Jig the day I hear that Google WON that case, and the feds crack down on Microsoft...

For an even bigger laugh, check out the last paragraph of that article and compare what Microsoft stock is trading for Vs. Google's stock... ;-)
calderra  +   2877d ago
For perspective: Steve Ballmer is known as one of the most (if not THE most) crazy, far-out douches that have ever been associated with Microsoft.

"DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!"
-Steve Ballmer (I forget the exact tally...)
ZeroAlarm  +   2877d ago
Meh
He'll be happy on his $20 million yacht while we have to choose from 4 different versions of the same OS :s Eeep.
Silver360  +   2877d ago
Means nothing
Two heavy weights fighting over who gets our money. we still lose no matter who wins.
Odion  +   2877d ago
Ya I never undestood how Googles stop is 500 dollars a stock that means it beats out every electronic and computer company in the world.

Also wtf is this stupidity. No pretty much MS is not allowed to add new features to their OS because then others won't have anything to offer. What the hell do you want them to do add nothing?

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