The Vista Problem: Can Microsoft Fend Off Another Legal Onslaught?

Earlier this month, it looked for a while as though there might be another wave of multi-jurisdictional investigations against Microsoft reminiscent of the antitrust saga that began in 1998. Google had been complaining — first behind the scenes, then publicly — about the lack of access for third-party search engines in Microsoft’s latest operating system, Vista. Antitrust authorities on the state level were starting to sniff around. On Wednesday, though, Microsoft announced it would make changes to Vista that would satisfy Google’s concerns. see:
Google Wants Even More Vista Changes
Search giant wants federal and state regulators to press Microsoft to make more changes to Windows Vista’s desktop search and indexing tool.,133210-page,1/article.html

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