MS to allow Google on MS Vista

By agencies   |   Monday, 24 July 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp. today said that its forthcoming operating system Vista would let users access Google and all non-Microsoft search engine.

Brad Smith, Microsoft senior vice president and general counsel, said the software giant is adopting a voluntary set of principles to guide development of its market-dominating operating system in a manner that promotes competition.

"If a computer manufacturer wants to set a competing search service ... so that service runs by default, they can do so," Smith said in a speech to the New America Foundation, a Washington public policy institute.

Microsoft's plan to include a search service to compete with industry leader Google Inc. in the next version of Windows has caused concern that the two companies may engage in the same kind of legal fight as the Microsoft-Netscape browser war in the late 1990s.

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