After making formal complaints to the US Department of Justice and European Commission regarding the monopoly-oriented and anti-competitive strategy of Microsoft, Google Masterminds Sergey Brin and Larry Page reiterated their view at their press conference.
After receiving a negative answer from the Department of Justice regarding Internet Explorer 7's default search (provided by Microsoft), Google is still waiting for The European Commission's opinion.
Microsoft has a history in surviving battles for supremacy. In the 90s Netscape wanted a piece of Microsoft's worldwide dominance, without success.
The problem in this war is that the market is not the same. Both MS and Google want to be around consumers, but consumers need to be both in front of a PC and the Internet. Microsoft rules the PC half, while Google has the upper hand in the second.
Google is developing areas which get closer and closer to Microsoft's territory, while Gates' team are on a quest of providing quality alternatives to Google's search and advertising-business.
Google Desktop 4 with its Google Gadgets will steal users from Microsoft Internet Explorer by providing (through these mini-applications) personalized information such as games, media players, weather and news.
Google currently has hundreds of gadgets users can add to their desktops and with the new Google Desktop Gadgets API, developers can easily create and share their own gadgets with other users.
Google Desktop 4 also provides easy access to other Google services like Google Video, Google Calendar.
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