Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The New York Times > Technology > Google Moves Toward a Direct Confrontation With Microsoft

The New York Times > Technology > Google Moves Toward a Direct Confrontation With Microsoft: "Edging closer to a direct confrontation with Microsoft, Google, the Web search engine, is preparing to introduce a powerful file and text software search tool for locating information stored on personal computers.
Google's software, which is expected to be introduced soon, according to several people with knowledge of the company's plans, is the clearest indication to date that the company, based in Mountain View, Calif., hopes to extend its search business to compete directly with Microsoft's control of desktop computing."

p.s. X1 == Lotus Magellan++ -- from the company overview:
"X1 is being developed by a team based in Pasadena, but it includes bright programmers and business people throughout North America (yes, yes, including Canada). The program is the brainchild of entrepreneur Bill Gross, who conceived and developed a similar product, called Lotus Magellan, that was published in 1989. Several members of the original Magellan team have joined Bill to bring out X1."
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