guru5571 - 1:25 pm on Nov 6, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think it's pretty obvious that first step of wresting away Microsoft hegemony in so many areas is to hit them where there is the biggest chink in the armour. That's IE. Firefox has all the momentum as far as browsers go and Google toolbar lets them collect tons of info on user habits. So what's not to love from G's perspective. A cheap way to promote themselves while backhanding Microsoft in the face.