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Google, Microsoft To Battle On The Desktop

Google is reportedly working on a Windows-based search tool to make it easier for users to find data and information on their computers.

Microsoft, now building its own search engine to challenge Google’s lead, is said to be working on a way to include search technology in Longhorn, the next version of Windows slated for launch in 2006.

Although some reports predict a to-the-death clash reminiscent of the Microsoft-Netscape browser war, analysts and industry players cautioned that it’s too soon to tell how a Google and Microsoft confrontation would play out because the companies have different goals and territory to defend.

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