Microsoft to tweak search in Vista SP1 in response to concerns
Microsoft has published documentation that reveals some of the changes that will be made in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to accommodate Google’s demand for third-party search integration.
Rather than complying with all of Google’s demands and making the entire search system replaceable, Microsoft has provided an interface for integrating third-party search applications so that they can be established as the system default and used through several of the operating system’s search entry points. An overview of the search changes made in the latest SP1 beta provides additional details.
Full story: arstechnica.com