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  1. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    I use Google mostly. Unfortunately, it's still a lot better than Bing search in my country
    02-18-2015 12:15 PM
  2. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I prefer the UI and find the search engines does a much better job of giving you what you're looking for straight away. Google's a celebrity or a law of physics and you'll get a much nicer experience than Google.
    Unfortunately, this is part of the problem. Dylan used the verb "google" to describe doing a Bing search...Google's even infiltrated the dictionaries :)

    I prefer Bing except when it comes to an image search...Google gets me better results then.
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    02-18-2015 12:57 PM
  3. MikeSo's Avatar
    Unfortunately, this is part of the problem. Dylan used the verb "google" to describe doing a Bing search...Google's even infiltrated the dictionaries :)
    I have started to use the term "Bing" as a verb to counteract it... It felt weird at first, but it's rolling off the tongue better now. :)
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    02-18-2015 02:25 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I have started to use the term "Bing" as a verb to counteract it... It felt weird at first, but it's rolling off the tongue better now. :)
    Does anybody know what you're talking about? The English language has accepted a lot of these so-called "proprietary eponyms". Do you ask for a Kleenex, or for a facial tissue? There's a reason Google is used in this way instead of Bing or any other search engine.
    02-18-2015 02:32 PM
  5. igobydave's Avatar
    I'm sorry but I guess I'm sorta slow on the uptake. Can you please explain what you mean by "celebrity" and "law of physics?"
    02-18-2015 02:46 PM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    The way I see it, it's basically like this:
    Images - Google
    Porn - Bing
    Everything else - pretty much the same
    D M C likes this.
    02-18-2015 02:47 PM
  7. someone2639's Avatar
    That's too bad. Bing rewards over the past couple years has gotten me lot of things that using google or yahoo will not, such as gift cards, free coffee, and extra OneDrive storage. Perhaps give it a go.
    I already racked up over 1000 Bing credits. My Bing search isn't dead.
    02-18-2015 03:03 PM
  8. Newcron's Avatar
    Because of Bing Rewards, and the fact that I've been using my Lumia 635 every day now, plus I just got myself a Windows 8.1 tablet to play around with, I've set Bing to default on my computers for the past three weeks now. And the result is... absolutely terrible. I found myself several times a day having to do another search on Google after I did a search on Bing, because Bing didn't give me anything useful at all. And all the time I did this, another search with Google found me the things I was looking for right there in the first few links. It's like Google can read my mind (which isn't much of a stretch, after years and years of my search history with it), while Bing is trying hard to guess, without much success.

    Having said that, I'm sticking with Bing for a while, as I really want to like it, plus I'm a sucker for this type of rewards program, but if things don't improve in the next few weeks I'm likely going back.
    02-18-2015 03:07 PM
  9. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    Similar to other posts, I use Bing daily now. Additionally, I took Google out of my vocabulary as a verb and replaced it with Bing. I usually leave Bing open on my computer and co-workers have to stop and ask, "Where is that?!" My response is, "Let's find out."

    My favorite has to be the home page images, not to mention being able to download and use them as a background for the computer or phone. Of course there is Bing Rewards, but I haven't won anything yet. I did get $5 for Amazon a few months ago.
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    02-18-2015 03:08 PM
  10. nohra's Avatar
    MIcrosoft and Bill Gates donate more than Google
    All the more reason not to use Google, I guess? Which, as I said, I already don't use Google.
    02-18-2015 03:56 PM
  11. Pivotgeeks's Avatar
    once i was looking for an e-book, i googled the **** out of it, then binged it guess what, it did the Job!
    ive set up my starting page as Bing so that when i wake up in the morning and open browser i get to see an inspirational image..
    but until Microsoft makes bing reward available to other parts of the earth, i will keep using both
    m3tv likes this.
    02-18-2015 06:05 PM
  12. RJ Priest's Avatar
    I've been a Bing convert for almost three years now.

    Bing can pretty much stand toe to toe with Google when comparing search results, but that's not why I made the switch. I fell in love with the Bing daily wallpaper. Maybe it is because I am a photography enthusiast, but Bing's daily wallpapers are so beautiful and refreshing. I especially love when Bing has animated / video versions instead of a still photo. Google has stuck with the same void of empty white space for the last 15 years, and their little "doodle" at the top of the page does little to alleviate the dull page.

    For the 10+ years that I used Google (I was an Altavista guy before Google came along :p) I never set Google as my browser's home page, but Bing makes for an excellent and great looking home page. Bing as desktop browser home page + Bing daily wallpaper for Windows Phone lockscreen = beauty!
    02-18-2015 08:29 PM
  13. todd7900's Avatar
    Well if you don't mind someone data mining every email you receive or send go ahead and stay with Gmail, otherwise it's time to switch.
    02-18-2015 08:42 PM
  14. gomezl's Avatar
    Bing isn't bad
    02-18-2015 08:50 PM
  15. D M C's Avatar
    As far as international search goes Bing = Google. They almost have same search result but when it comes to local search Bing is light year behind Google.

    But again so many Bing vs Google thread won't make Bing better. I doubt who isn't MS fan use Bing for search.
    Last edited by D M C; 02-19-2015 at 01:56 AM.
    02-19-2015 01:45 AM
  16. EvgeniyV's Avatar
    I like MS technologies and tried to use Bing as my primary search engine some times. I like new background image every day (use it on my Lumia). But... when my search request is difficult, Google gives much more helpful results.
    So I still use Google...
    02-19-2015 02:10 AM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    Honestly I think its good enough at most things that you can get away with making it your default. But Google still does a few things a lot better like image search. If you don't need that, then bing is fine.

    I still rely on a good number of Google stuff, although I was trying to rely on them not as much. I still use YouTube constantly, still use chrome over IE, use gmail over outlook.com, and use google music.

    But I have switched to using mostly office when needed, using onedrive instead of Google drive, using one note, and may switch to bing, though I'm not sure.
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    02-19-2015 04:02 AM
  18. tgp's Avatar
    Honestly I think its good enough at most things that you can get away with making it your default. But Google still does a few things a lot better like image search. If you don't need that, then bing is fine.
    In my view, this part of this post is the most accurate. Few people who aren't Microsoft fans will say that Bing is better than Google overall. But for the most part Bing is good enough. I have some colleagues who are MS fanboys, and they primarily use Bing out of principle, but yet will turn to Google occasionally when Bing isn't doing the job. And while preferring all things Microsoft, they will be the first to say that Bing doesn't always cut it. They also have Chrome installed, and are quick to use it when IE lets them down.

    Let's be objective, folks! No single company excels in everything. I use a mixture of Microsoft, Google, and Apple devices and services. I prefer to use whatever works the best for me in any given situation. And for the most part they all work together seamlessly so I can have the best of both (or rather all 3!) worlds.

    I also don't have a lot of patience for using or avoiding a company on principle. Ha, as if any of them are angels (or devils)!
    02-19-2015 07:17 AM
  19. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    In my view, this part of this post is the most accurate. Few people who aren't Microsoft fans will say that Bing is better than Google overall.

    Let's be objective, folks! No single company excels in everything. I use a mixture of Microsoft, Google, and Apple devices and services. I prefer to use whatever works the best for me in any given situation. And for the most part they all work together seamlessly so I can have the best of both (or rather all 3!) worlds.

    I also don't have a lot of patience for using or avoiding a company on principle. Ha, as if any of them are angels (or devils)!
    I've been preferring Bing since before I became a Microsoft fan boy :P Even when I was using Linux I used Bing.
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    02-19-2015 08:15 AM
  20. Petar Liovic's Avatar
    I use bing too becouse i hate google since i switch from android to windows phone. I've used all google products , but now i use only gmail and google+ .
    02-19-2015 08:30 AM
  21. matt john2's Avatar
    Google all the way (no I'm not a fan boy of neither of these companies in search engines)
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    02-19-2015 08:42 AM
  22. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I use bing too becouse i hate google since i switch from android to windows phone. I've used all google products , but now i use only gmail and google+ .
    google+ .
    02-19-2015 12:54 PM
  23. m3tv's Avatar
    Google all the way (no I'm not a fan boy of neither of these companies in search engines)
    Majority of people would probably agree
    02-19-2015 02:49 PM
  24. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I use both... I can't figure out why anyone wouldn't use more than 1 search engine.

    Cry me a river if you want but then build me bridge to get over it... Posted from my HTC M8
    02-20-2015 08:01 AM
  25. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I use both... I can't figure out why anyone wouldn't use more than 1 search engine.
    I have no need to use more than one. Bing does everything I need it to.
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    02-20-2015 08:53 AM
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