This is priceless
SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet search leader Google Inc. is trying to convince federal and state authorities that Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system is stifling competition as the high-tech heavyweights wrestle for the allegiance of personal computer users.
In a 49-page document filed April 18 with the U.S. Justice Department and state attorneys general, Google alleged that the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system impairs the performance of "desktop search" programs that find data stored on a computer's hard drive.
Google Complains About Microsoft's Vista - washingtonpost.com
I tend to think of this as the best way to stifle innovation. I really feel sorry for Microsoft. That company is held to a crazy standard. Imagine if Apple was held to that same standard. What would happen if Microsoft released the next windows mobile and would not let third party code execute on it? What if Microsoft had an Ilife they bundled on Vista? The irony is that windows is such an open platform that its almost its own worst enemy.