Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:34 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "In a move that will raise eyebrows, Mozilla is now distributing a version of Firefox that uses Bing as the default search provider instead of Google. Rest assured that this is a joint project, though: the creatively-named Firefox with Bing website is run by Microsoft, and both Mozilla and MS are clear that this is a joint venture. Now, don't get too excited - the default version of Firefox available from Mozilla.com is still backed by Google, and there's no mention of an alternative, Bingy download anywhere on the site - but it's worth noting that Mozilla has been testing Bing's capabilities using Test Pilot over the last couple of months, and the release of Firefox with Bing indicates that Mozilla is now confident in Bing's ability to provide a top-notch service to Firefox users." Test pilot or not, I'm stockpiling more baked beans.
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Anyone try it?
by Alfman on Thu 27th Oct 2011 00:01 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

http://www.firefoxwithbing.com/

"Firefox with Bing
Sorry, this download is not supported by your system."

...It blows already!

I wanted to load it up to see if address-bar searches were hard coded to google (or bing) as they are with the normal version of firefox. It's always peeved me that address bar searches ignore the user's selected search engine in favor of google. (I've been criticized for saying this in the past, so please test it for yourself first to see that it is indeed true.)

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