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Windows 7: Why I'm Dropping Bing For Google (by Dave Methvin)

04 Jul 2009   #11
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pain View Post
Why would anyone waste their time going to either bing.com or google.com when you can just search directly in the browser toolbar and get the results? I got to wonder what kind of "experts" these reviewers really are.

I have tested Bing enough to see that the hit results are very similar to Google. The search tracking in google is enough to make me just permanently switch to Bing.
Hello Pain, Welcome to SevenForums!

You have made a good point, using the browser tool bar gets rid of the distractions of the home page itself.

I myself, use both and have seen different search results, but only slight differences. I think MS made a good thing with Bing, but I prefer the home page, because I don't like installing toolbars on my browsers.


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04 Jul 2009   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I tend to favour Google (I have that set as my default), but I also ocassionally use Bing and Yahoo! as well (I have them set up as alternatives) because sometimes they pick up sources which are not picked up by Google (very rare, I know, but it does happen).
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04 Jul 2009   #13
Pain

XP, Vista, 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iknewitwin7 View Post
Hello Pain, Welcome to SevenForums!

You have made a good point, using the browser tool bar gets rid of the distractions of the home page itself.

I myself, use both and have seen different search results, but only slight differences. I think MS made a good thing with Bing, but I prefer the home page, because I don't like installing toolbars on my browsers.
Which current browser does not have a built in search tool with a selectable search engine?
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04 Jul 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pain View Post
Which current browser does not have a built in search tool with a selectable search engine?
IE6 for those who hate change.
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04 Jul 2009   #15
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

I wonder why MS did not bundle IE7 or IE8 with one of Windows XP's service packs.

As for Bing, it takes too long to load.
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04 Jul 2009   #16
hotbread

Windows 7 Build 7201 x 64
 
 

No matter how much I tried to switch from Google to Bing, I find myself back on google 90% of the time. It's not that I don't like bing, it's that I really like google.

My homepage is google.com, but when opening a new tab in Firefox, it opens at both google/bing at the same time

bingandgoogle.com - Faceoff between bing & Google!
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04 Jul 2009   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pain View Post
Why would anyone waste their time going to either bing.com or google.com when you can just search directly in the browser toolbar and get the results? I got to wonder what kind of "experts" these reviewers really are.

I have tested Bing enough to see that the hit results are very similar to Google. The search tracking in google is enough to make me just permanently switch to Bing.
Welcome Pain. The problem with searching directly from the address bar is that it automatically goes to the first page result. For me, this is next to useless. My pages load fast enough that a second click is nothing. I have a Google Search Bar right next to my address bar that I use. I have not typed an address into the bar in months, because I can find it faster on Google, and if I mis-spell, I won't get directed to either an ad site, or a porn site (had that happen once with my mom....).

~Lordbob
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06 Jul 2009   #18
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iknewitwin7 View Post
Hello Pain, Welcome to SevenForums!

You have made a good point, using the browser tool bar gets rid of the distractions of the home page itself.

I myself, use both and have seen different search results, but only slight differences. I think MS made a good thing with Bing, but I prefer the home page, because I don't like installing toolbars on my browsers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Welcome Pain. The problem with searching directly from the address bar is that it automatically goes to the first page result. For me, this is next to useless. My pages load fast enough that a second click is nothing. I have a Google Search Bar right next to my address bar that I use. I have not typed an address into the bar in months, because I can find it faster on Google, and if I mis-spell, I won't get directed to either an ad site, or a porn site (had that happen once with my mom....).

~Lordbob
I think (I could be mistaken) both of you missed the point. We're talking about the built-in search bar of IE8 next to the address bar, not the address bar itself or a third-party add-on toolbar.

I used to use the Google advance search page as my starting point, but now I use the IE8 search bar with my keywords and up comes the first search page for whatever your chosen search engine is. I can even use the Alt key to load it on a new tab.
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06 Jul 2009   #19
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tend to use Bing for general search because it seems to do that rather well. However, Google clearly dominates when looking for maps and other stuff like that.
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07 Jul 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
I think (I could be mistaken) both of you missed the point. We're talking about the built-in search bar of IE8 next to the address bar, not the address bar itself or a third-party add-on toolbar.

I used to use the Google advance search page as my starting point, but now I use the IE8 search bar with my keywords and up comes the first search page for whatever your chosen search engine is. I can even use the Alt key to load it on a new tab.
Well you actually can search from the address bar, it just takes you to the first site. But hey may have been talking about that.

~Lordbob
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