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News Microsoft defends Bing against AV-TEST claims

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 23 Apr 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Do people actually use Bing?
     
  3. Griffter

    Griffter New Member

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  4. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I used it once to get to google.
     
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  5. Ripitup121

    Ripitup121 MMMMMMm watercooling....

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    So true. i lolled :)
     
  6. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    haha its probably ok. But I find myself just flying to Google without thinking! They have me brainwashed!
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    I use Bing, but when it doesn't find what I'm looking for I use Google
     
  8. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I've never used Google and don't miss it
     
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    If you're kidding, then that's hilarious. If not, I hope you're not one of those people who searches something like "stumbleupon" in google when it would take less time and effort to just add the ".com" in the URL.


    Anyways, Windows' default search engine is Bing, and if Bing really is the most insecure, I think it's pretty ironic how Windows is also the most insecure OS (in terms of infections, Windows is actually pretty good in terms of hacking).


    While Bing may supposedly be the most insecure search engine, Internet Explorer seems to be more picky about what you download than other browsers. AFAIK, IE doesn't actually scan anything but it is a lot less trusting than other browsers. Maybe that's MS's way of making up for Bing's crappier security.
     
  10. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Haha funnily enough I was being serious, but I'm also not one of "those" people. It was when I first booted up Windows 7 on my rig, had to use Internet Explorer...

    Well needless to say being used to Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox, I looked upon IE with horror and... I panicked. I just clicked on the first open bar and quickly typed "google", it happened to be Bing. I then proceeded to download Chrome and closed IE, never again...
     
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    Perfectly understandable - I'm glad you're sane. Being a linux user, I don't have to deal with that problem. For the very little bit that I use Windows, I can deal with Bing once in a while.
     
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  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fun fact about the "energy-saving" claims of that site: an LCD draws (ever-so-slightly) more power displaying a black image than a white image, assuming it doesn't have a dynamic contrast feature that drops the backlight level down. OLED displays, by contrast, are the opposite.

    Okay, not so fun. A fact, nevertheless.
     
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    I actually knew that, and I think its fun.
     
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    I've never had so much fun reading facts such as that.... I consider myself truly informed!
     
  16. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    Thanks for reminding me about the backlight bleeds my monitor has. :p
     

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