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Google accuses Microsoft over Vista search boxes

作者:终幂泫    发布时间:2019-03-01 05:05:01    

By AFP and New Scientist Microsoft has responded to charges by Google that its new Vista operating system was rigged to give its desktop search software an unfair edge over rivals. In a complaint lodged with the US Department of Justice, Google accuses Microsoft’s Vista of violating a 2002 antitrust decree that bars Microsoft from stifling competition with its operating system, which is used on approximately 90% of the world’s computers. “Microsoft’s current approach with Vista desktop search violates the consent decree, and limits consumer choice,” said Google spokesman Ricardo Reyes. “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.” But Microsoft has defended its software. “We believe there are no compliance issues with desktop Vista, but we are willing to review what ways we can resolve this matter,” said Microsoft spokesman Jack Evans on Tuesday. “During the past two years we have worked closely with federal and state officials to review features on Vista, including desktop search.” Google makes a free desktop search program that competes with the one Microsoft has built into Vista. Desktop search software enables users to scour their computers for stored information or files using keywords such as names. A check of Vista shows that, while the Microsoft desktop search is crafted into the start-up box, Google desktop search or other software can be easily installed. And while Microsoft’s desktop search offers users an option to repeat a query on the internet using Google or other rivals, Google’s desktop search program only offers its platform for online hunts. Google reportedly expressed concerns about Vista’s Internet Explorer web browser during the review by federal and state officials, but did not take issue with desktop search at the time. Vista for businesses debuted in November and versions for home computers went on sale in January. Google’s complaint was reportedly lodged confidentially in late November or early December. Google’s grievance became public after it expanded on its complaint in a 49-page filing to the Department of Justice in April. The complaint is expected to be the subject of a June 26 status conference hearing before a US District Court in Washington,

 

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