Microsoft and Google are at it again

Published: June 11th, 2008

By: IT News BlogMicrosoft and Google have long been fierce rivals, and analyst Joe Wilcox has the latest. It seems Google has complained to the U.S. Department of Justice, raising competition issues with the search indexing feature in Windows Vista. Namely, that it can't be turned off, so a user choosing to run Google's Desktop Search would have two indexers running, which Google contends impairs performance.

That's now all, however. It seems it was against the rules for the name of the company that filed the complaint back in November (Google) to be revealed, so that's an issue too.

Predictably, the blogs are all over it. David Hunter says, ironically, that a quick Google search will tell you how to turn off the indexer. Todd has the word from Microsoft, while it's all just a little bit of history repeating for Paul Roberts.

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