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Firefox with Bing...wait, what?


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:39 PM

Mozilla, has joined up with Microsoft to make a special version of Firefox that uses Bing for its default search engine and home page.


Blasphemy! :o

Full article here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/firefox-partners-with-the-evil-empire/1579

Seriously though, Mozilla is going down the tubes fast and is just trying to save their hide, if you ask me. :thumbdown:

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:34 AM

Mozilla has really been stuffing up lately. After there release of Firefox 5, it's been going downhill. Bing is literally garbage, Google has a much better search engine.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:12 AM

Mozilla has really been stuffing up lately. After there release of Firefox 5, it's been going downhill. Bing is literally garbage, Google has a much better search engine.


WWhich is why I use Chrome. Except at work, where I am now... Also, while on the topic, has anyone had any problems using Firefox in a 64 bit OS? That was the big rreason why I started using Chrome.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:05 AM

Which is why I use Chrome...


One thing stopping me is I haven't found an effective AdBlocker for Chrome (DOUBLE Blasphemy! @Google, LMAO)

What (if any) extensions, add-ons,gadgets, hosts file, etc. do you use?

@ninja: ROFL @ Firefox with Bing...wait, what? :hysterical:

>>>Still, in a move that was as unthinkable as Bill Gates using an iPhone, or Linus Torvalds announcing MS-Linux, Mozilla, the company and non-profit open-source group behind the Firefox Web browser has gone over to the dark side… I mean partnered up with Microsoft to release a special version of Firefox with Bing as its default search engine.<<<

Edited by Union_Thug, 27 October 2011 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:29 AM

Ill still use Firefox, the other browsers out there need to be be finely tuned and debugged like Chrome, Opera, and a few others. Chrome for me was the biggest headache to ever come to my computer. It was slow clunky and extremely forgetful after a week of use cookies would not get remembered, flash would constantly fail preventing me from using YouTube, Memory use was far greater then that of Firefox with the same number of tabs opened.

This was all on the following machine:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/38ROnpZBv2FYlBg6aCFDupK

So until google gets their act together and fixes Chrome I will be forever dedicated to Firefox.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:53 PM

Sacrilege!!

We all know that BING stands for
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:27 PM

I was never really that impressed with Firefox anyway. I never saw how Firefox was better/faster/safer than ie.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:51 PM

Also, while on the topic, has anyone had any problems using Firefox in a 64 bit OS? That was the big reason why I started using Chrome.

No, not really. Other than the usual annoying stuff (plugins like Flash and Adobe Reader being weird).

One thing stopping me is I haven't found an effective AdBlocker for Chrome (DOUBLE Blasphemy! @Google, LMAO)

What (if any) extensions, add-ons,gadgets, hosts file, etc. do you use?

Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)

It's not as strong as Adblock Plus for Firefox, but it works 90% of the time. I do use the MVPS hosts file, though.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:28 AM

I found Firefox faster for me the Chrome and i like the add-ons for Firefox.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:47 PM

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING I HATE BING!
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

This is just sad that MOZILLA would want ANYTHING TO DO WITH MICROSOFT!! (Bing is disgusting)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:57 AM

I would have to agree with all of you Bing is crap/disgusting but i have Microsoft fanboy friends who praises Bing for how good it is :angry:

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

" Almost the entirety of Mozilla’s income — 97% of $104 million — arrives in the form of royalties from the Firefox search box, and the lion’s share (86%, $85 million) of those royalties are paid by the default search engine: Google."
How browsers make money, or why Google needs Firefox

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:12 PM

Here's the catch, The Mozilla-Google contract expires shortly (the one that says Google will pay X amount per search, and that Google will be the default search provider for all main releases of Firefox). Mozilla obviously wants to put a little pressure on Google to make sure that Google doesn't decide to abandon Firefox for it's own product (Chrome). That is all this is about. Lets face it of the major Search engines bing was the only viable option because MS can meet Google's donation whereas Yahoo! is going bankrupt.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:56 PM

Good points.
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