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    I think all Linux users should use Bing to search for Linux-related things. So when Microsoft goes to see what the top searches are, let them see "Linux" or "Ubuntu" or "Red Hat" or "MySQL" or anything else FOSS related!
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    > I think all Linux users should use 'Bing '
    > (http://www.bing.com/)to search for Linux-related things. So when
    > Microsoft goes to see what the top searches are, let them see "Linux" or
    > "Ubuntu" or "Red Hat" or "MySQL" or anything else FOSS related!


    And it works in no way like Google. </sarcasm>




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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 19:56 +0000, dragonbite wrote:
    > I think all Linux users should use 'Bing '
    > (http://www.bing.com/)to search for Linux-related things. So when
    > Microsoft goes to see what the top searches are, let them see "Linux" or
    > "Ubuntu" or "Red Hat" or "MySQL" or anything else FOSS related!
    >
    >


    Agreed. However, I must warn you that Microsoft has patents that may
    apply to searches involving the word "Linux". With that said, there is
    a URL somewhere at Microsoft that will show you how to obtain (for a
    fee) the right to search for Linux and be protected.... just fyi.



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    I am interested to know what M$ is using in the place of Google's GFS to store vast amount of information. I'm sure Winod$ and its existing file systems are not capable of doing that.
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    Maybe they have a secret and they use other OS for that than their own, i wouldn't be surprised
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    Quote Originally Posted by BenderBendingRodriguez View Post
    Maybe they have a secret and they use other OS for that than their own, i wouldn't be surprised
    That was really the case with hotmail for quite a few initial years after the take over.
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    Well it seems to know what opensuse is
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    Is it alternative for Live search.I think, M$ don't know now what they are doing.
    Results from bing for openSUSE 11.2 M2:
    1-9 of 750 results
    Google:
    Results 1 - 10 of about 5,040 for opensuse 11.2 M2. (0.25 seconds)
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    Quote Originally Posted by mmarif4u View Post
    Is it alternative for Live search.I think, M$ don't know now what they are doing.
    Results from bing for openSUSE 11.2 M2:

    Google:
    Search for their own stuff and see
    Search for: windows 7
    Bing: 392 million.
    Google: 627 million.
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    Default Re: Let's Use Bing

    Making comparisons of Google and Bing based on number of results isn't exactly a good comparison since the algorithms involved between the two engines are completely different; they look for different things, and count results differently.

    A better comparison would be the relevancy of the results to the query. In my personal experience (ymmv), they are about equal in this regard. That said, some of the features of Bing, such as showing previews of websites and videos, I find extremely useful.
    My personal philosophy:
    The only way you won't find something is if you stop looking.

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