Microsoft Fixes Vista To Stave Off Antitrust Complaint
from the after-all-these-years dept
Last week, word emerged that Google was pushing for antitrust action against Microsoft, based on its contention that Vista was designed in such a way so as to degrade the performance of Google’s desktop search tool. Based on Microsoft’s previous legal settlements, anything that limits the functionality of third-party software on Windows is pretty much considered a no-no. But it looks like the crisis has been nipped in the bud, as Microsoft has said it will alter Vista to remove these performance issues, thus ending any legal actions against the company. It’s not entirely clear whether the original problem was intentional or not on Microsoft’s part, but the fact that the company has fixed it so quickly, would suggest some culpability. And so, even as its grip on the market declines, it’s fairly clear why Microsoft’s brand continues to be tainted and viewed suspiciously.