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Is Microsoft Bing Trying To Kill Open Office?

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Microsoft Bing has many flaws, but this one seems to be the most outrageous one. If you try to search for OpenOffice on Bing, it will not show you the actual OpenOffice.org website but will show pages from random websites like OpenOffice.com or other non-OpenOffice.org websites.

On the other hand Google search shows OpenOffice.org as the first search result. Bing has gone to an extent that in fact you will not find the OpenOffice website even in the 5th page. So, a Bing surfer will never land on OpenOffice.org website.

The reason for this flaw is unclear:




Binging OpenOffice

Does Cal

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Nope def. not April 1st yet.
Hmmmmmmm

Oh well must be slow news day

Ray

re: Bing

Sober up Ray, it's a weekday now.

What does "Cal" have to do with BING not showing the main page of OpenOffice.org as a hit for searching on "Open Office"?

Either BING sucks as a Search Engine or MS is afraid of a little competition - either way - that's NEWS.

Bing--both.

vonskippy wrote:
Either BING sucks as a Search Engine or MS is afraid of a little competition - either way - that's NEWS.

Regardless of whether MS is manipulating Bing search results to disadvantage competitors, Bing sucks.

Binging

Clown
Sorry all it was my inane attempt at humour. I was using cal to confirm the current date, to see why the story had been posted.

I tried to search for OpenOffice on Bing and got the correct download page on the first few search options.

Tried several times always worked.

So I just assumed that someone had posted a darn April fool joke on us all.

Oh well sobre again now.

<< going back to my corner.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

Ray

no problem

Go to http://www.bing.com/ and type "Open Office" in main search bar. In a pull-down menu, I get
open office
openoffice.org
open office suite
open office download

bing a boo

I went to bing and accidentally typed open orifice. It wasn't pretty.

wouldn't happen

MS, the paragon of ethical corporate behavior, wouldn't play such shenanigans.

Especially after they accused Google of doing the same thing to their site.

It must be the writer just doesn't know how to use Bing correctly.

The best way to use Bing is to start at http://google.com

Big Bear

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