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Old 05-21-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I have tried bing, and I absolutely hate it.
Bingo!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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What OS are you using? If not Windows, do you use MS Office?
I run the latest version of Mac OSX which is Snow Leopard. And I use the iWork suite of apps. It's great and totally hassle-free.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Bing? Hate it, too. I don't like search engines making decisions for me. 9/10 Google works for me. I like choices.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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i'm starting to use it more because i've come to dislike the politics behind google, although google results are usually better than bing, for my purposes.

where bing really excels is maps - especially the bird's eye function

how is anything better than google street view.. ?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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how is anything better than google street view.. ?
Actually, I like Bing's birds-eye view. It has more coverage than street view, and because it lets you look from different angles, it's easier to check out property that way.

But otherwise I'm google all the way.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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When Bing launched it seemed better than it does now. The quality of results seems really spotty to me. I still use Google, but I do check for Bing Cashback when looking to buy something. At first the Bing Cashback %s were great, but now they are uncompetitive and I can find better pricing via Google Shopping. Fwiw, there is a Bing music app for iPhone that is great - top 100 songs of each year for the past 50 years or so.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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So, I just got an email from Microsoft - its discontinuing Bing Cashback... It was fun while it lasted.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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They make it look much cooler on TV then it really is.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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After seeing a couple of commercials on the new search engine Bing...
It's not new - it's Microsoft's search engine that they just re-branded. It still sucks just as bad as it always has.

Microsoft makes a great desktop operating system and a few good apps. That's where they started, and that's where they excel. They were late to get into the Internet, and they've never really understood it. They're always several steps behind the competition, and their search engine is no different.
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Location: Ohio
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The most positive thing I can say about Bing is that it inspired a catchy jingle. Fair warning before you click the video... it's the kind of song that can get stuck in your head for hours.


YouTube - Song A Day #202: Bing Goes The Internet
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