Google treads on Microsoft turf in Dell deal


Dell Inc. and Google Inc. confirmed Tuesday they are testing a pre-installed package of Google software on Dell computers, in a potential blow to Microsoft Corp.'s dominance of the desktop software business.

Bob Kaufman, a spokesman for Dell, the world's leading personal computer maker, said his company is evaluating Google Inc. software that PC customers could use to search both the public Web and for local information stored on their PCs.

"We can confirm that we are running a test with Google that could include a Google-powered Dell home page, Google desktop search and a Google Toolbar," Kaufman told Reuters. Google treads on Microsoft turf in Dell deal - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com

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