Trooper, 22 May 2016Better!, better for who ?. Everyone has their own idea what is better for them, whether that b... moreI was actually going on about how Bing is default on pre-assembled PC and it would be almost directly related to Bing usage. You were the one waffling on about how people can't "opt" out of things.
Joonius, 21 May 2016You keep talking about unsuspecting masses... you can't get them better than having it pre-ins... moreBetter!, better for who ?. Everyone has their own idea what is better for them, whether that be Bing or Google, that's why choice is a good thing, and monopolies are not.
As for your assumption on my choice, and you banding around conspiracies and strawman accusations, I use 'Start Page' as my search engine of choice, which happens to piggyback Google. So your assumption is completely wrong.
As for not bring any points to your comment, as you say. Well you were only waffling on about how stupid everyone else is, and how is has never affected you, because you are so l33t. So there was no real points to actually comment on.
Wow 21.6% of desktop search market share, not too shabby Bing. Also they should just add AOL's numbers as well.
Trooper, 21 May 2016Don't tell me (I have been building, repairing and setting up computers for thirty years), tel... moreYou keep talking about unsuspecting masses... you can't get them better than having it pre-installed on a brand new PC. Anyway, you talk as if Google service is something that is generally unwanted in fact it is Bing that is generally unwanted. I have nothing against either services. It's just that one is better than the other so most people don't want both. You on the other hand already seem to predisposed stance on what service you 'like' better based on some sort of conspiracy making you a some sort of a fanboy.
You also brought no points to my statement. Just a strawman.
Joonius, 20 May 2016Uhhhh... learn to opt out? Anyone with even 10th of a brain should be able to catch it. Never ... moreDon't tell me (I have been building, repairing and setting up computers for thirty years), tell all the millions who are not so computer literate who have succumbed to the rather dodgy tactics that Google have employed to spread their software to the unsuspecting masses.
I always use Bing. If you want to search something on the net, Bing it. That simple.
I don't use google. I don't use anything google, stupid company.
Trooper, 20 May 2016And Google's Chrome doesn't download itself (attached to a legitimate download) and set itself... moreUhhhh... learn to opt out? Anyone with even 10th of a brain should be able to catch it. Never seen anything install by itself on my own PC. Only heard tales of "zomg things installed by themselves!!!" from noobs and only noobs. Please say no more, I don't wanna catch that noob disease.
Well, Microsoft recently disabled the ability to run Cortana through search engines other than Bing. So yes, that would increase Bing's usage... From 1% to 1.1% maybe?
with chrome no longer supporting Vista there will be a natural move back to IE and the default for that for many basic pc users
Joonius, 20 May 2016Isn't this the default when you purchase a new pre-assembled PC? Wouldn't it just mean that fe... moreAnd Google's Chrome doesn't download itself (attached to a legitimate download) and set itself as the default browser on all machines it installs on itself on ?, which happens to have Google set as the default search engine. I say no more...
This is not very surprising, the Bing usage will raise together with Windows 10... as it is kind of internal feature as well for everyone who uses Office apps and Outlook mail... it always redirects via Bing... I am sure Microsoft soon face another antitrust case as it doesn't give any options there. On another had while Google is currently in spotlight they might get away with it.
Well I guess it helps that they have removed the option to use anything else with the WinX build in web-search, so people easily accidentally launch it....
Isn't this the default when you purchase a new pre-assembled PC? Wouldn't it just mean that few more people bought some PCs this year than previous research period? Lol
Bing sucks, especially for students. At the university its the default search engine so I inadvertently end up using it, and I only realise I'm using it because it sucks so bad.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016Desktop only....lol...good one...didn't notice that