We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tried it and went back to Google. The search engine delivered pretty much the same results as Google. i.e. It didn't display any sign of being more subtle or sophisticated than Google's engine.
Like Gus, I think the mouse-over info bar is a nice feature but it didn't deliver any information I was interested in seeing. I think this feature would be an excellent candidate for a User option.
I use Firefox and have my "new pages" set to create a new tab. Bing does not recognize this option. i.e. ctl-Left click will create a new tab; Left-click alone replaces the search results with the selected Bing page.
The images engine needs a complete rethinking. The pop-out images are intensely distracting and I seriously dislike a selection sending me to another Bing page.
User Preferences reset at the end of a session...not good but Google also needs a workaround to save its user Preferences.
All-in-all, MS may have improved its search algorithm in ways I can't yet see, I'll give them that. On the other hand, the presentation seems to be an imitation of Google's engine that failed seriously in the attempt.
BD - If you want to know why Google has its knickers in a knot over this thing:
1. Click on 'Video' over to the left
2. Type in "topless"
3. The first time through you'll be asked to turn off the "Safe search" feature
4. Hover pointer over video thumbnail
That's why Google is fretting -- along with church groups, Christian organizations, employers, other search engines, et al. In this regard, Microsoft has to be given credit where it's due. If they were looking for some eye-catching way to top Google, they certainly found one.
I like it, if only for the change it offers, and it comes across as much better thought out than Google. Cleaner, somehow, smoother, with a much more attractive, constatnly changing home page as well.
That said, why not Bingle , rather than Bing . A better verb, if you are going to try to create one, and one with a baseball heritage behind it. For those not-in-the-know, a "bingle" is a single. Why, I couldn't say.
I thought victory sounded and smelled like napalm?
Didn't Robert Duvall say that?
I liked your post from below. Mother nature is not prejudice at all. We're all pilgrims on this journey.
Youz be way smarter then me.
Now go feed the wolves, and turtles. You big wanna be librarian, disguised as a Queen. : )
hmm... "I'll Napalm it." I don't know, Jappy.. it doesn't have that zing to it. Singe, maybe, but no bing, ding, or fling, or zing, my King. :)
I'd be fired on the first day as a librarian. They don't like it when the librarians are caught lying down in the stacks reading next to the cart of books to be put back. Besides, I'd die of the heebie-jeebies for wanting to read everything I touch. It's a disorder or a syndrome or an ism with me and books.