Microsoft was Right
Yeah, you read that correctly, Microsoft was right. About what? About Google. Long before Google released Google Desktop or the just-today-released Google Talk, Microsoft was worried. They saw Google as a threat to their operating system monopoly. And they were right.
You can say what you want about Microsoft’s ability to create good software, but they can sniff out competition long before the rest of us do. Notice that it’s now called Google Desktop, not Google Desktop Search? Notice the addition of the sidebar, which Microsoft had planned for something similar in Windows Vista? Notice that Google Talk doesn’t communicate with any other instant message services? Google is trying to control your entire computer and communications, your e-mail, your instant messaging, and possibly next your Web browsing. There have long been rumors of a Google browser being built upon Firefox, could that be around the corner?
Disclaimer: Any viewpoints and opinions expressed in this article are those of Nicholas C. Zakas and do not, in any way, reflect those of my employer, my colleagues, Wrox Publishing, O'Reilly Publishing, or anyone else. I speak only for myself, not for them.