Google calls for more limits on Microsoft

Posted by dinotrac on Jun 25, 2007 7:42 PM EDT
Ft.com - Financial Times of London online; By Richard Waters
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OK - Not Linux, but interesting anyway. Google has gone over the heads of the Justice Department and directly petitioned a federal judge to expand the reach of consent decree imposed upon Microsoft as a result of the federal antitrust litigation.

The saga of the desktop search war continues. In the latest installment, the Justice Department is happy with Microsoft, but Google is unhappy with everybody.

Pursuant to a Google complaint, Microsoft offered to make some small changes to its desktop that satisfied the Justice Department. Google was not pleased. Google was not satisfied. Google was not going to take it lying down.

Today, Google directly petitioned the Federal Court for the District of Columbia, asking them to make Microsoft do more than it has offered and to extend the current restrictions past November, when they are due to expire.

Fun times, boys and girls.

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