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Windows 7: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox.


21 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Bing is not popular enough for Firefox.

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If you download a fresh copy of Firefox, you'll note that the default search engine is not whatever you already have picked in all your other browsers. Instead, Mozilla chooses Firefox's default search engine, and the list of search providers in the accompanying drop down menu, based on their popularity. Thus, Bing isn't one of the choices.
This might seem a bit odd to readers who remember last week's comments from a Mozilla executive urging Firefox users to ditch Google for Bing due to privacy policies. In order to switch—or even to try the service in the search bar—users have to download the Bing add-on for Firefox; they can't simply change the drop-down choice.
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Mozilla exec: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox

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21 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows Server 2008
 
 

As great an effort as Microsoft has put into creating their Windows Live "empire", Google is just too great a competition. Google is THE definitive website. For many, Google is synonymous with the Internet. Perhaps Bing will gain momentum eventually. For now it will serve as a nice module of the Windows Live system, and will get 99% of its traffic from IE users who didn't bother to change their default search engine.
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29 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

But Its Not Google!!
BING.
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29 Dec 2009   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is easy to add Bing to Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10434
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
But Its Not Google!!
BING.
Bing Is Not Google
Bing Is No Good (except their video search...that's pretty neat how you can just hover over the thumbnail and the clip starts playing...)
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30 Dec 2009   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jerail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
But Its Not Google!!
BING.
Bing Is Not Google
Bing Is No Good (except their video search...that's pretty neat how you can just hover over the thumbnail and the clip starts playing...)
I know exactly what you mean about the video, cool right?. But as a search engine I do not like it at all. I thiught that it would be a good source of computer information, but even that is lackin
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31 Dec 2009   #7

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jerail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
But Its Not Google!!
BING.
Bing Is Not Google
Bing Is No Good (except their video search...that's pretty neat how you can just hover over the thumbnail and the clip starts playing...)
I know exactly what you mean about the video, cool right?. But as a search engine I do not like it at all. I thiught that it would be a good source of computer information, but even that is lackin
yea argee. Google should get that.
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