A problem where the answer is ...
... code from Microsoft?
Colo(u)r me skeptical.
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I tried using Microsoft Bing to search Microsoft's own website. I was looking for some information about a certain BSOD. I don't remember what exactly, because it was years ago. But I do remember that I really couldn't find I needed so I tried using Google, then I found the answer I needed on the first page. It was at that moment that I decided to permanently banish Bing. Now I do not like Google as a company. It is just, sadly, there is no one better with the search engine.
These are my feelings exactly--while I don't necessarily trust Google's business practices, I have to say their search engine is the best in the business.
Of course, comparing the ethics of Google and Microsoft is like trying to choose the less worst candidate in the last US presidential election..
Now if Google would also stop salting the results with sponsored ads for worthless crap, we could all live happier, more productive lives.
Why? Why would you want to put spyware on your device/machine?
I know that Chrome has a gazillion fans but do you really want to keep feeding the monster that Google has become?
Chrome is banned from my network. Chromebooks are forbidden.
Google is IMHO as bad if not worse than Huawei for spying on us.
Downvote all you like it won't change my opinion.
All well and good, but it also means that searching for very specific things becomes utterly impossible. Want to find something specific where the general public misuses a term completely incorrectly? You won't find a thing with BING because their "vectors" keep steering you back to what "everyone else" is talking about.
> Want to find something specific where the general public misuses a term completely incorrectly? You won't find a thing with BING because their "vectors" keep steering you back to what "everyone else" is talking about.
And Google does not do that?
For these things I go directly to Wikipedia; no need for a web search engine.
A search engine that rates information about <blah> above some random shop/service selling something tangentially related to <blah>.
It began with the deliberate avoidance of blog that were "messing up" the search results. (OK, probably true at the time).
And its ended up with what is tantamount to search engines searching only business adverts, rather than "the web".
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