Google talks Vista with the European Commission

by admin November 1, 2006 at 4:25 am

Add Google to the growing list of companies who have sat down with the European Commission to express concerns about Windows Vista. The company recently sent a top executive to Brussels to let the EC know that Google is concerned about “choice” in future Microsoft products.

David Drummond, a Google VP in charge of corporate development, told reporters, “It’s been our view that any new version of Microsoft products that include search, that that be done in a way that preserves user choice for search and other applications,” according to the AP.

Google is following in the footsteps of companies like Symantec and McAfee, which have publicly taken Microsoft to task over allegedly anti-competitive features in the company’s upcoming Vista operating system. As we reported last month, Symantec communications director Chris Paden said that Vista will “reduce consumer choice” when it comes to security applications. Adobe has also gone public with its objections to Microsoft’s new XML Paper Specification, which will provide built-in PDF-style functionality.

Full story: Ars Technica