swa66 - 9:07 pm on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)
I'd be very hesitant with bing, even if it were better (which I didn't find for myself -not at all actually-).
First, bing is made by Microsoft and their track record of abusing their other de-facto monopolies to break into other markets (and get hit with record breaking fines for breaking the competition rules in the EU) makes me very hesitant for all their products.
Aside of that, I doubt Microsoft has ever put the customer first in any of their products, and with a search engine that's exactly what needs to be done. I've seen many search engine come and go, but bing: now, I'll pass on it.
I'm not going to say Google is perfect, by far not, there are quite a few things where I'd hope google had a button "no commercial sites" and/or "no affiliates", but choosing between Google search and Microsoft's bing: it's easy: I do not want the server geotargeting bing uses, it's a broken idea and simply doesn't work for what I do either is serving the web as well as in searching the web. I'm a global user, not a local user.