Bing? Google? Who cares, if it works? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm really bored with the Microsoft bashing that plagues every tech discussion. Typically, the negative input seem to have been written by angry teenagers, who expect anything they download to do whatever they want, right now, even if that isn't what the app is for. They have tantrums over any problem, don't want to read directions, don't look for solutions, and never check to see if they did something wrong themselves. Most tedious of all are the old-school MacNazis and fan-bores, who ritually hate anything Microsoft, regardless of quality, and who are all about image and fashion, not about getting their homework finished.

So please allow me to interrupt the babble-stream to say that this app has worked perfectly well for me for years, does exactly what it is advertised as doing, only has installation problems when it conflicts with updates or other apps, and suffers only from a need to be replaced soon with a more up-to-date version, which is unlikely, given the chorus of haters who automatically one-star anything MS does.

As for Bing itself, it is, overall, about as good as Google, but it works differently. Doing a single search and getting better results with Google is not a valid experiment, any more than a single Bing search proves anything. Any experienced app-user knows that you have to learn how to do things properly, and trying to Google-search on Bing won't work. It isn't a one-size-fits-all instant-gratification Apple app; it's an integrated facet of a comprehensive desktop/cloud suite, and I'm deeply sorry if it doesn't find the celebrity/porn/gaming/click-bait websites you care about.

Bing has its weaknesses and flaws, and is much younger than Google, which means that there is more fine-tuning required in the search algorithms. At the same time, it has a fresher, modernized, cloud-friendly design, and has an excellent and well-documented API.

I recommend this extension for Windows/*nix FF users who care more about doing useful work, than about what goes well with a latte. Ignore the haters.

Good Search Engine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There was a time years ago when I moved my relatives to Google and I, too, was a huge fan of their search.

Times change. Technology is ever-evolving. Bing has been my default search engine for nearly 3 years now, and I've watched Google copy Bing's designs over these past three years. Bing still does it better.

Some of the more zealot people will laugh, mock, and behave generally immaturely but their actions speak for themselves.

I've been building computers for over 20 years and I am accustomed to adapting to advances in technology. I am not a follower of particular companies, I am more than willing to switch to better services. While Google's search engine has its uses, Bing is the search service that I recommend as most people's default search engine.

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Not good Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It's worse than yahoo.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It works, it does it's intended job, but it's a typical, made by Micro$oft product.

No matter how many times you set it to NOT to be the 1st (ergo default) choice in the search field, it does reset itself to 1st on every browser restart.
Annoying.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

To lepsze od google
a zresztą na google się
obraziłem ...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thank you very much!!!
5 stars to you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

wtyczka działa jak powinna

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

it crap it won't download to my firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I accepted the agreement and installed fine. No need to restart or anything like other reviewers state. Thanks for the wonderful addon!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

For non-US citizens all around the world, this almost doesn't work at all.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think BING is great. The best search engine around. I think it is suicide for the Open Source community to continue with anti-MSFT bashing meme. The information gigoloogle is EVIL beyond comprehension! Mozilla please, stop this madness and put Bing as default option on Firefox.
Great work!

Seriously deficient Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Tried to search for a solution to a MS WORD problem, and it found none. Same search with Google found 5 hits, 2 of which were on microsoft.com. 'Nuf said.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

i think it is annoying and wish i could get rid of it. it is as bad or worse than a virus, it takes over your searches and makes itself the primary search platform with all kinds of bloat..

Bing News aids plagiarism Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Bing's selection of supposed news outlets sucks. It uses "zimbio.com" which apparently lets just anyone post its "news." This may well include articles copy/pasted from legit news sites.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Firefox Mozilla prior to the addition of Bing. My favorite search engine is Google. Google search does everything Bing, AND gives additional results, (usually the one I am looking for and Bing did not find). PROBLEM: When I use the primary search bar in the middle of the page with Google set as my search engine, BING becomes the search engine. BING SUCKS!!!! The way Bing is written in to the Firefox program, I have to believe the good reviews here are from a Bing automated system to build credibility. If I can not remove Bing from Mozilla Firefox, I may have to change.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome!!! This search is amazing! Thanks Bing!!

Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works like a charm. No need to restart the computer (vista).The people who had problems with the add-on might of not had the windows presentation foundation and Microsoft .net framework assistant plug-in and extension installed. It seemed like it was a click once installation and you need those in order for it to install correctly.

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It installed right away. I clicked the option to "Use it immediately" and it immediately became my default search engine on the search engine tool bar window. I'm happy to finally not have Google as my default search engine but Bing which is the only one better than Google. I can't wait until I get a new computer with Windows 7 OS so that I can start using IE9 together with Bing. I'm ready to get rid of both Firefox and Google for my web use and go back to Microsoft reliable products once more. Too bad IE9 does not work with XP.

Bing-Probleme Rated 1 out of 5 stars

hallo Freunde, ich bekomme Bing im neuen Firefox 4.0 Beta 12
nicht aktiviert, was mache ich falsch.
Gruß Jillfan