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Microsoft agreed Tuesday to make changes to the desktop search feature in Windows Vista in an effort to assuage Google and head off a further antitrust battle with U.S. regulators.

In a filing made jointly with the Justice Department on Tuesday night, Microsoft said it would change the search feature as part of the first service pack to Windows Vista. In the filing, Microsoft talked for the first time about when that service pack would arrive, saying a beta version will come by the end of the year.
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+agrees...3-6192065.html
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Ah man, only a service pack that really is worth while would make me get Vista. Maybe this is the ticket?
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Are you kidding me? That search function actually works really well, and now they have to get rid of it? C'mon.
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Vista runs very well for me. I don't see what the issue is with Google. It is MS's OS after all.
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Why is Google trying to look silly? <chozart edit> I don't see Google advertising Yahoo ON ANY of its software... yet Microsoft has to do this? Common this is beyond ridiculous.

I just looked at the google desktop 5, and its just a PLAIN copy of vista. Ridiculous, but its free so o well.
    
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Yeah, well google just guaranteed that I won't be using their desktop search...
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maybe i can use vista again.....
and get atitool to work
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I think this is the first service pack that will screw up windows on purpose... Solution, don't install the service pack.
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post #9 of 18
The only thing messier than ingraining an application into an OS is getting it back out - this won't be pretty. At least M$ is playing nice, though. They could easily have turned this into a major issue
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hmmm... I've never used the Search the Internet feature in Vista...until just now... I won't miss it much if they do away with it or alter it in some fashion.
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