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

05 Jun 2009   #71
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
It seems all of Microsoft.com is now using Bing for its site searches, that was quick
Good way to advertise.


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05 Jun 2009   #72
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Do you work for MS?
No, I'm an online journalist. See my signature

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
It seems all of Microsoft.com is now using Bing for its site searches, that was quick
It's not just Microsoft.com: any Microsoft web property (Windows Live, MSN, etc.) is using it. Basically anything Microsoft that used Live Search is using Bing.
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05 Jun 2009   #73
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimy View Post
No, I'm an online journalist. See my signature
Ah, I didn't see that before. I looked at the left side of your post and saw "One Microsoft Way."
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06 Jun 2009   #74
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

I allready dislike Bing

Somehow it is a marketing fail...
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06 Jun 2009   #75
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

whats up with the mountain top fruitiness?
and the little bubbles that pop up, asking you if you want info, on said mountain top fruitiness?

give it time, i suppose. it may make it's mark. (not like Google though)
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20 Jun 2009   #76
RellikZephyr

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

i was using bing to test it out, i thought ignore hype (good and bad) and have a look

it was going alright until it failed in a BIG way, so now im back to google and prob for good

the said failed search was for some liquid cooling equipment i was looking at buying, namely made by a company called Alphacool

i was going back to the site to check something, and was too lazy (lol) to type full address , .www.alphacool.com/shop., so i just typed it into address bar to search with bing, searched alphacool

and low and behold the first 2, yes 2 pages didnt have the address, search alphacool and bing cant find alphacool.com (i stopped looking after 2 pages and just typed address)

so that has turned me off bing

RellikZephyr
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20 Jun 2009   #77
J23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Liking the Bing

As long time google user (who isn't) I think it is unfair re the "bing is a silly and or crappy name" as I recall the first time I heard some D bag @ *bucks say "I googled it". I actually spit coffee out my nose. So do use some perspective people.
As far as the bing "Descision engine" I really like it. Do not mis google @ all. Still use gmail,docs etc but let's face it. Search needed an over haul re Web 2.5 ish style sheets. I am finding what I need, faster with less effort re how to query with Bing.

So that's my 2 cents worth.
J23
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20 Jun 2009   #78
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I just put www.alphacool.com/shop into Bing search window and the page opened immediately. I don't understand the problem

You're looking for "The Yellowstone Color Series", right?
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20 Jun 2009   #79
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RellikZephyr View Post
i was using bing to test it out, i thought ignore hype (good and bad) and have a look

it was going alright until it failed in a BIG way, so now im back to google and prob for good

the said failed search was for some liquid cooling equipment i was looking at buying, namely made by a company called Alphacool

i was going back to the site to check something, and was too lazy (lol) to type full address , .www.alphacool.com/shop., so i just typed it into address bar to search with bing, searched alphacool

and low and behold the first 2, yes 2 pages didnt have the address, search alphacool and bing cant find alphacool.com (i stopped looking after 2 pages and just typed address)

so that has turned me off bing

RellikZephyr
alphacool - Bing
Works for me. Alphacool.com is the first hit.
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20 Jun 2009   #80
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Bing really has improved. I started using Bing because it has a slick and easy interface. Even though the search function doesn't work perfectly well compared to google yet, I'm sure they will improve. If Bing continues to improve at this rate, who knows, Bing is the new google.
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