Google, Microsoft look to square off on Net and desktop Posted by iTech
For years, Microsoft has been able to use its money and size to muscle aside its competitors. Now it's facing a competitor it can't push around so easily -- Google. The popular search engine is mounting what may be the most serious challenge yet to Microsoft's desktop dominance. While most everyone agrees the battle is shaping up to be epic, the front lines aren't very clear yet. Microsoft traditionally makes desktop software. Google is known for its search engine. But both sides are quickly encroaching on each others' turf.