Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 18:35 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Mozilla & Gecko clones The ripples caused by Google's Eric Schmidt's words are spreading further and further throughout the internet. Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, wrote on his blog, urging people to switch away from Google to Bing, which he claims has a better privacy policy. Dotzler points users to the Firefox Bing add-on.
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RE[3]: rofl
by google_ninja on Fri 11th Dec 2009 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: rofl"
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I didn't say their marketing wasn't abrasive or moronic (this is microsoft we are talking about), but their results really aren't that bad. If I couldn't use google, I would use that.

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RE[4]: rofl
by thjayo on Sat 12th Dec 2009 11:56 in reply to "RE[3]: rofl"
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Not bad? The results are awful. I searched for SQL Server 2008 SP1, seeking the link to download it, and it was nowhere on the first three pages, while it was Google's first hit.

But unsurprisingly (is this a word?), every time I give Bing a try, 8 out of the first 10 results are related to some online shop... I suppose Microsoft receives a small cut of every sale made via Bing.

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RE[5]: rofl
by google_ninja on Sat 12th Dec 2009 16:10 in reply to "RE[4]: rofl"
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I just tried it now, and the download link was the second result

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RE[5]: rofl
by Googol on Sun 13th Dec 2009 10:54 in reply to "RE[4]: rofl"
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Shame on you ;)

If you want to download ANYTHING, you simply add "download" to your query terms.

I just did that for you and the pack shows as the first hit at the official MS download site. It always helps a great deal if you actually know what you are searching for. Other than that, I am not too convinced by Bing.

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