Lenovo going live with MS

Chinese vendor Lenovo has inked a deal with Microsoft to preinstall Windows Live services on its PCs.

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By  Administrator Published  March 21, 2007

Chinese vendor Lenovo has inked a deal with Microsoft to preinstall Windows Live services on its PCs.

Under the global agreement, customers who buy Lenovo computers, including its ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops, will have immediate access to the Microsoft Live.com portal and Windows Live Toolbar.

With Live.com, customers can customise their homepage content, while the toolbar gives users access to web and desktop search functions.

“Working with a globally scaled PC maker like Lenovo, we can help millions of people worldwide use Windows Live services to connect to the people and information they care about most,” said Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Online Services Group.

The deal is a minor victory for Microsoft in its battle with bitter rival Google, which also offers a similar service with its Google Desktop search and mini applications suite.

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