Earlier this month, Google revealed that it was upset that the forthcoming version of Vista would make MSN the default search engine in the searchbox. The DOJ has wasted little time determining that the searchbox is not in violation of anti-trust law. Furthermore, they noted that in both IE and Firefox (where Google is the default) it takes exactly five clicks to change the default search engine. Though everyone seemed to recognize that the initial complaint was baseless, if you're Google there's nothing to lose by harassing your biggest competitor on the taxpayers' dime -- even if that means having DOJ lawyers sit around counting clicks.
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