Windows 10: Call me crazy, but...

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  1. Posts : 16,492
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       30 Apr 2015 #1

    Call me crazy, but...


    I am going to switch to Bing.

    For the rest of the week and see how I like it. Does anyone else use Bing, and do you really earn a lot of gift cards like they say?

    -Chuck
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  2. Posts : 14,991
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       30 Apr 2015 #2

    I use Bing because I really like how the present searches. My desktop has over 250 credits but I don't use things like that, too much like payback cards, you're just asking for advertisements. But seriously, I get the results I want and need from Bing, as I never delete my history, which is also good for teaching Cortana and speeding up searches, specially when I look for something I read a month ago.
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  3. Posts : 8,787
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       30 Apr 2015 #3

    It's not to bad Chuck. I did the same thing awhile back. I have ran without Chrome as well. Ended up with a lot of Bing Reward points. I went to the redeem option and got some for the windows store. I ended up getting two apps for Emby. Just using Bing saved me roughly $8. I still have a little in my MS account. I still use google search too, and gmail I find that my system runs better now. I used to get IE has stopped working. Now with no chrome I haven't seen that in 2 months.

    I also get 100gb for my onedrive good for two years, just for using bing rewards.
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  4.    02 May 2015 #4

    I use Bing and Google. I never used the points so I can't answer if they're as good as they say. I don't even know how many I got.
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  5.    06 May 2015 #5

    I don't use Bing often, but I heard recently that Bing Mobile to score an additional 10 points per day.
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  6. Posts : 25,585
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       06 May 2015 #6

    I've been using Bing since inception. I've been lax on redeeming my points these past months. Have 1,200 saved up. I don't even have to check, for they send a monthly email. It's a good thing. One can donate to charity, enter drawings for things like an Xbox, Nokias, Surfaces, etc., and/or save in the MS Store or W8 Store.

    The searches are just as good as Scroogle. What I really like is the Bing page. All sorts of interesting items on it. And since I have a MS account with Cortana on my Lumia, it posts my interests on the Bing page on the lower bar of a Bing home page when opened on my tower PC. Helps me to be more organized.

    Open Scroogle. Just search, otherwise it's dead-looking.
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  7.    07 May 2015 #7

    Overall, Bing is a nice search engine.. is it something I use on a regular basis.. no but it's a good back up for me at least.
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  8.    07 May 2015 #8

    Been using Bing as my main search engine for about a year now, no problems with it

    Bing Rewards would be nice, but not available in my country
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       07 May 2015 #9

    Chuck38 said: View Post
    I am going to switch to Bing.
    For the rest of the week and see how I like it. Does anyone else use Bing, and do you really earn a lot of gift cards like they say?
    -Chuck
    You made the switch 6 days ago - and what do you think.
    I've used many search engines and many aggregate search services. I'm used to Google results, so that's what I mainly use. I don't really have a preference - it's similar with browsers, I use the one that suits my needs at teh time.

    I don't think you're crazy
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  10. Posts : 16,492
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       07 May 2015 #10

    Well, I used to joke about how no one uses Bing.

    So far I like it. I've racked up 131 points, but I need 500 points to get a $5 gift card. I really like the interface, such as when you look through photos or videos. It's very nice.
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