Microsoft agrees to change Vista desktop search

"In addition to reaching an agreement with Microsoft to resolve any issues about desktop search under the final judgments, the (Justice Department) has worked to ensure that Microsoft fully discloses and provides complete technical documentation for all protocols covered by the decrees," Thomas O. Barnett, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, said in a statement.

"Pleased that as a result of Google's request that the consent decree be enforced, the Department of Justice and state attorneys general have required Microsoft to make changes to Vista," he said. "These remedies are a step in the right direction, but they should be improved further to give consumers greater access to alternate desktop search providers."

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Lord Anubis4231d ago (Edited 4231d ago )

thanks to the powerpuff girls... err.. google. We all win acutally. Microsoft was denied of monopolizing the market and the users gained more options. We all win.

sadly I'm going to loose a bubble for stating the truth. :(

you know when you install any program it asks you which software you want installed and executed. If you install bars that is no ones problem but yours.

Google saved the day by forcing Microsoft to relinquish power, they wanted to run their own search engine and scrutinized the competition by making the competition software run slower than it should.

No one, abosolutely no one should be forced to use a single program when there are alternatives out there.

Your love for microsoft has blinded you. Wake up and face reality.
Don't spin things to make Microsoft look like the conquering Hero because you will be awakening to a crude reality.

It wasn't just Google complaining, Microsoft's Monopoly will come to an end. The european commission should give the Department of Justice||FCC lessons on authority.

BIadestarX4231d ago

Monopolising what? Google's sh!tty spyware? I don't desktop search program microsoft are there just to slow the computer.
Not for nothing... but I hate all those google bar.. and spywares google, yahoo and even msn install on people's browsers.
You call this save the day?

artman4230d ago

that's why I move to spotlight~ it's been in OSX a few years ago. Anyway google desktop it doesn't slowing my PC.
gonna install vista soon, let see what happen next

sumfood4u4231d ago

Spiderman" Hey! Do Your Job!"
Venom "Spoiled Sport!"

M$ is listening!

mcintosh2334231d ago

let m$ put whatever they want in THEIR program. all the crying sissy companies need to get a grip and make their own thing to compete with m$.
i remember them complaining because m$ was gonna include a free anti-virus but they weren't allowed, i was pissed
i want my OS to do everything out of the box with no need for any crappy web programs

i feel that if i'm paying £299 for vista ultimate I WANT ULTIMATE