Shaddows - 9:28 pm on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Legal action against MS did not help the "whiners" but it did stop MS abusing their position. It leveled the playing field for the next generation of challengers.
Anyway, this is merely the latest salvo in the "battle for hearts and minds" - a PR war that depends upon casting Google in the role of villain. Most people just see G as benign, much as MS was perceived before legal battles of the 90's.