In 2003, when Apple said its iTunes music software would work on PCs using the Windows software of its age-old rival, Microsoft, Apple made up posters that read "Hell Froze Over." Hell may be getting frosty again.
So apple are going to use an inferior search engine simply to stick it to google? wow their business strategy sure is sound /s
So you have used Bing and found it inferior? I would like to know what you found inferior about it. Is it that Microsoft owns it? Is it that you are used to using google, so it has to be the superior search engine? What is it?
it's a very interesting question JOLLY1 has asked. why do people on N4G really hate Bing?
So you have used Bing and found it superior? I would like to know what you found superior about it. Is it that Microsoft owns it? Is it that you are used to using bing, so it has to be the superior search engine? What is it? See what I just did?
We did, but it failed hard. Jolly1 asked a good question, I'd like to see an answer.
I have found bing and google to be the same search wise. Both are flooded with sites that use keywords to spam the hell out of search engines and make it hard to find something relevant. But I love the bing cashback program. Has saved me about $1500 in 2 years of shopping.
For some reason Google knows what i want to find and get it. Bing doesn't bing that often in my searches. In other words. Google generally always gets the results i want fast and easy.
Which is funny because by their logic, as long as people find it inferior (regardless of the reason), it is inferior. The typical sales argument they love to use. The same guys that use the "Halo has millions of buyers, therefore it is good" are downplaying the same argument for google, and the same argument used by PS3 owners about the quality and features of the games that these fanboys constantly downplay are being used for Bing. How ironic (not to say that Bing's actually good though). Anyway, I have personally used bing, and it is definitely great for finding pictures, but as a search engine it is inferior to google. I have used it too and I find stuff much faster with Google. Hell, you could even say "bu bu bu you need to learn how to use Bing", but sorry, as long as Google is good enough, everyone is fine (and it is more than "just good enough" anyway) as switching to Bing can be a hassle (ever heard of switching costs, fanboys?). As for other features, Bing has some cool features, but they are features I don't need. Google's features though, are great. And if Bing has the same features, they are either not significantly better, or most likely, not very well implemented (Google Maps is great, I used Bing the other day for comparison and I didn't see any significant improvement, but Google's interface is definitely friendly, not to say familiar).
I've found better results sticking with Google over Bing so far. For the most part I've found Bing to just be a fad, with results tied to popular demand on one or more sets of your search terms rather than quantitative analysis of the words as a whole and separately. I'm also not keen on how they return certain results, especially for images where I'd rather not have to hover over each image to get the details. UI wise, throwing some color into the mix doesn't change that it's pretty much the exact same layout as Google with the left-hand of Bing being what's normally at the top of your Google searches. As long as Apple's Safari iPhone browser gives me the choice to keep Google as my search engine in the browser header I'll be okay. Even then, I'll just have to bookmark Google for performing searches if they try to force Bing on me.
Despite the fact that some don't like Bing, it is still, at worst, the second best search engine. I, for one prefer Google over Bing, but I do use Bing from time to time, and in my opinion, it is much better than anything else I've seen (with the exception of Google obviously). Also, about the article, I'd simply like to state the obvious, had iTunes not worked on Windows, the iPod would have flopped. Simple as that, and Apple knew it at the time. People wouldn't have bought iBooks to get their iPods synched. As for Apple using Bing rather than Google as the default search engine, it makes sense. Apple is in a situation where it has to choose to cooperate with either MS or Google, while MS does have Windows Mobile, it is largely seen as a failure and is losing market quite quickly, on the other hand Google has both Android and its own Android phones now, and Android can be seen as the iPhone's nemesis. Apple probably knows that in the mobile market, Google is the bigger threat, so it makes sense to ally with MS, a somewhat minor player, rather than continue using Google.
1. Bing always brings me the answers I want over Google 10X over. 2. Cash Back program 3. Better UI Nuff said.
I think its a general rule here on n4g to hate anything that remotely concerns Microsoft.
I think its a general rule here on n4g to brand any dislike of MS product as MS bashing.
I think it's a general rule on N4G that if you criticize any product X by a company Z, that you must hate all other products from company Z (even though you may not).
Google >> Bing. No-one likes bing.
Chrome>>Internet Explorer Microsoft just suck
are the only good things to come out of micorsoft. FOr the Xbox 360, good as in usuability not reliability.
Why is your english so bad?
X ziyad X - What is succe? And why do you think IE is better then Chrome and Safari?
Sorry, but you do not see me speaking in broken Chinese. edit: "Office and windows 2000 and windows 7 and IE and bing and ZUNE HD" Those are average.
X ziyad X: "IE > Sfari > Chrome .. and thats FACT" HAHAHAHA! I don't think even Microsoft employees believe that. Hell, even the die hard Microsoft loyalists at N4G wouldn't claim that... except for you. IE is the worst browser you can get for your PC, in all aspects.
wrong- working with web design and being told by my very mentors - ask any web designer- IE is THE WORST WEB BROWSER and current benchmarks prove Safari is actually the fastest web browser ever. unfortunately IE is about used by 80% of web surfers...so, web designers have to suffer A LOT. but if the world worked without IE, many would be happy.
My younger brother said his teacher once told a student to "bing" the answer to a question he asked. He says to this day she is being ridiculed for using such a lame term haha.
So it is cool for kids to say it, yet when an adult says it is sad?! Kids are so fickle! They wouldn't have their their slang if it wasn't for adults.
It's lame if *anyone* says it
It's actually a pretty good search engine, it's not too different from Google. The cashback feature is actually pretty awesome.
What the hell is Bing? Never heard of it until now. If it happens it probably won't be long until that gets replaced with something else(Apple's own search engine).
...you REALLY ARE a "noob". 0_o
safari mobile? meh.
to go with Bing. Most users use google.
...for Sony to go with Linux (PS3), because "most users use" Windows? This is about picking the lesser of 2 evils, and not "getting in bed" with your worst enemy. Contrary to popular belief, MS and Apple ARE NOT mortal enemies....but Apple and Google ARE, since Android is being used by so many competitor cell phones. MS and Apple have a similar relationship to MS and Sony: they fight like little kids, and call each other names, in some arenas, but have a working relationship in others.
Why the hell would Sony want windows on the PS3?. Don't be stupid. Sony never intended for the PS3 to be peoples main PC. Linux was just an added bonus. Search engines is a different story. Its a must on all web enabled mobile device. This is where your argument falls flat on its face.
You are completely WRONG... IE has so many exploits and security holes that it is BY FAR the worst of the browsers available. Not to mention the SLOWEST... didn't you see the article posted on here about 4 days ago which benchmarked all of the major browsers: http://www.n4g.com/tech/New... (referencing this article - http://www.fudzilla.com/con... I personally use Chrome most of the time b/c I find it to be the quickest and least resource-heavy browser. Plus, I like the clean interface. But, I also use Firefox b/c I like the extensions that it offers. I don't know many technically savvy people who use IE (some, but not many) due to the issues I raised above.
Ive used Bing. Its ok, I guess. Its in no way inferior to Google, however. Oh, and LOL @ JOLLY1 for getting bubble raped for asking questions lol. This is N4PS3 man, get used to it.
Bing has less info than Google provides in woords. Type (PS3) and let Bing the work after that typ (PS3 again) and let the Google the works and than tell me the different. Google provide way more info with links what Bing has to offer. So, my opinion is Bing way inferior then Google.
"..for Sony to go with Linux (PS3), because "most users use" Windows?" Because a PS3 is not a PC, that's why Sony use Linux. Sony Vaio use also Windows because it's a laptop almost the same as a PC only smaller. Next time think before you answer such things.
80% of the world uses it. Never tried Bing. Theres not really any reason to either.
it's actually quite good. not as good as google in terms of searches, but far better than anything else. i use Google for everything. Bing's video search is known for its amazing porn capabilities.
The only reason Apple would be doing this is temporary. Wow you guys really dont follow tech do you? Apple bought a mapping company that has some very interesting ideals that can allow apple to have a great standing. http://www.macrumors.com/20... They bought a mobile ad company also. These are two things that Apple has done to save their @ss. Apple and Google are separating because they are technically enemies now. With the launch of Nexus One and the Android platform they are competitors. Apple is being smart by keeping all of its doors open right now. If Bing were to come to the iPhone it wouldnt be bad and it prob wouldnt be long. They would prob iron out the bugs and switch(from Bing if they do to their own) when its time for a system overhaul again.
who even uses bing anyway? i've certainly never used it and currently have no plans to.
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