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Windows 7: To Bing or not to Bing? (Hands on)

28 May 2009   #1
Slimy

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To Bing or not to Bing? (Hands on)

Microsoft has unveiled Bing, the rebranding of its Live Search service. Ars takes Microsoft's latest attempt to grab search market share for a spin and discovers much to like—and some frustration.

Full Story: To Bing or not to Bing? Hands on with Microsoft's new search - Ars Technica


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28 May 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You would've thought they would stay away from "B" names after "Microsoft Bob"

Let's all go and see if we can break it..
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28 May 2009   #3
Espair

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

bing is a terrible name, that alone will stop me from using it.

Sounds too much like "bling".
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28 May 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Let's all go and see if we can break it..
I just get a 'coming soon' page. Guess we'll have to wait a bit yet. LOL.

Gary
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28 May 2009   #5
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

saw the coming soon page also it has the potential to be pretty good judging from the trailer.
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28 May 2009   #6
eVox

Win 7 (7100 x64); OS X 10.5.6
 
 

Wow, Bing, seriously?
The first thing I thought of was the episode of Friends where Chandler is about to marry Monica and realises they're going to be 'the Bings,' and how ridiculous and terrible it sounds.
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28 May 2009   #7
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

It does look great from the preview...but I hate the name so much... it's just stupid.
I understand the purpose of 'rebranding', but the design (logo, not the layout, I love that) and name...it's like they're trying to hide that it's Microsoft.
And, agree or not, I think it should still have the MS or Windows logo.
But, then again, I love the Windows Vista/7 orb. =P
In my opinion, keep the current live logo (the white Vista orb...or maybe make it into a white 7 orb) and find a better name then 'Live', and a WAY better name then 'bing'.
But all in all, make it known that it's still a Microsoft thing.
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28 May 2009   #8
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
But all in all, make it known that it's still a Microsoft thing.
But the average person doesn't associate Microsoft with search, which is what I think the company is trying to do... indirectly. Kindof like with Xbox.
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28 May 2009   #9
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimy View Post
But the average person doesn't associate Microsoft with search, which is what I think the company is trying to do... indirectly. Kindof like with Xbox.
Yea, I understand that. =]
I'm just a MS nerd =P haha
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28 May 2009   #10
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Honestly, is the name such a big deal? Although I prefer the sound of Live search, you cant say I'm going to "live" that word, like you can say "im gonna google it". People thought google was a pretty silly name too. If anyone here is a long time gaming nerd, they probably know about the uproar the name "wii" caused as opposed to its codename "revolution". Imo, bing is fine. But that's just me =P
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