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Linux users prefer Google over Bing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Aug 2009 15:46 User comments (33)

Linux users prefer Google over Bing According to data from Chitika, Linux users vastly prefer the Google search engine over Bing.
The data was compiled from 163 million searches done between July 30th and August 16th.

Despite growing market share, Bing falls flat for Linux users, with Google taking almost 95 percent share. Yahoo is hardly any better.

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33 user comments

122.8.2009 17:53
pphoenix
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lol powned.

what about live, lmfao?

222.8.2009 18:10
oappi
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...and how many % of users use linux? I prefer google over yahoo or bing and use linux and windows systems every day, but dont see anything news worthy here. Bing gets most users from those who use ie because it is default search, while google is default search for most browsers like opera or firefox(usually linux default).

322.8.2009 18:12
pphoenix
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Originally posted by oappi:
...and how many % of users use linux? I prefer google over yahoo or bing and use linux and windows systems every day, but dont see anything news worthy here. Bing gets most users from those who use ie because it is default search, while google is default search for most browsers like opera or firefox(usually linux default).
how many people do you know when ask a question say "live it", "yahoo it", or "google it"?

422.8.2009 19:06

Quote:
Originally posted by oappi:
...and how many % of users use linux? I prefer google over yahoo or bing and use linux and windows systems every day, but dont see anything news worthy here. Bing gets most users from those who use ie because it is default search, while google is default search for most browsers like opera or firefox(usually linux default).
how many people do you know when ask a question say "live it", "yahoo it", or "google it"?
"Yahoo it" sounds like some kinda new religion or somethin' if you say it fast :P

522.8.2009 19:25

its common sense that everyone loves and uses Google its because its simple and does not have extra clutter on the screen.

Edit

I just went to the bing site and i have to say its preety lame that Microsoft has to copy a google like layout.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2009 @ 19:28

622.8.2009 22:00

why not copy them? it works so try it.

yahoo and bing both suck. i dont mean that in any fanboy way even though google is also my favorite company. i tried to find something on yahoo today that i found pretty easily on google yesterday, and it was thrown in my face how much yahoo sucks in comparison. i had to quit and switch back to google just to find the right link.

723.8.2009 0:21

All hail the google bot

823.8.2009 5:05
pphoenix
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Originally posted by jetyi83:
why not copy them? it works so try it.

yahoo and bing both suck. i dont mean that in any fanboy way even though google is also my favorite company. i tried to find something on yahoo today that i found pretty easily on google yesterday, and it was thrown in my face how much yahoo sucks in comparison. i had to quit and switch back to google just to find the right link.
av you tried web crawler?

http://www.webcrawler.com/

923.8.2009 8:20

Originally posted by borhan9:
its common sense that everyone loves and uses Google its because its simple and does not have extra clutter on the screen.
+1

Originally posted by DXR88:
All hail the google bot
Again, +1. No complaints from me.

Just tried looking for images "afterdawn creaky text speak" in Bing, it came back with 1 paltry link. I guess it's because it's new, or not many people use it yet. Back to Google i go... too much distraction on screen anyway, for me personally i use a search engine to find something quickly, without fuss, bother, fluff or distraction :p
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1023.8.2009 15:40

I used to use yahoo, but I tried google once and it popped up with exactly what I wanted. Then I tried using it for about a week, and everytime it was like google read my mind and found me exactly what I was looking for. This was quite a few years ago, and since then I haven't bothered to try and other search engine.

Google.com, it's a search engine that does absolutely nothing but be a god damned search engine, and that's how it should be.

1123.8.2009 15:44
varnull
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What is "bing"???

what % are linux users.. probably in all variants 70% of people across the planet on the internet.. hahahahaha M$ crap only has massive majorities in places where people have money to buy it.

1224.8.2009 3:38

Is there a reason for linux users to want to use some crappy totally unknown search engine? I've never even heard of "bing" and i've used windows for years and linux for few months.

This "article" of useless statistics that pretty much everyone allready knows is a total waste of time.

1324.8.2009 4:10

Originally posted by pphoenix:
lol powned.

what about live, lmfao?
bing is the new name for live

1424.8.2009 5:35

99% of linux users switched to linux because they hate microsoft...it only makes sence that they prefer to avoid using microsoft's search engine, even if it was as good as google (and it is not). I used to use altavista, but then they sold the company to yahoo (and then got sold to several other companies, then back to yahoo again)...it has been junk since the first sale to yahoo. Still, yahoo is a better search engine than bing.

Also, on microsoft operating systems, the "bing" sound is used for error messages...They know that their search engine is junk, so they named it after their own error sound!

1524.8.2009 9:11

Should i be suprised cause it seems like a no brainer to me.

1624.8.2009 9:15

creaky, I think it is just because bing was never meant to be. Anyone one on the upper level management team must be a moron. If you are going into a saturated market you need to kill the competition like Google did. I guess they were hoping the catchy name would make up for their incompetence.

1724.8.2009 9:44
oappi
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Originally posted by varnull:
What is "bing"???

what % are linux users.. probably in all variants 70% of people across the planet on the internet.. hahahahaha M$ crap only has massive majorities in places where people have money to buy it.
i dont think it is even close to 20%... thats because M$ gives windows free or nearly free in those countries that cant afford it.

1824.8.2009 12:33

Originally posted by ALIS123:
Is there a reason for linux users to want to use some crappy totally unknown search engine? I've never even heard of "bing" and i've used windows for years and linux for few months.

This "article" of useless statistics that pretty much everyone allready knows is a total waste of time.
Sorry man, we didn't realize that "you" would be reading it. Of course, if we knew "you" would be reading it, we wouldn't write it, because the whole site revolves around you and _you_ alone. I mean, when you pretty much "allready" know that Google is bigger than a competing service you _never_ actually even heard of, you are making perfect sense by protesting a news blurb, that you didn't have to read if you didn't want to - or spend extra time writing a comment on - then your logic must be on some higher level that the rest of us just cannot understand.

Please accept my sincere apologies on behalf of our whole staff worldwide for wasting your time, and abetting you to waste your own time not just reading what you already know (yet somehow, never heard of) but also writing a contradictory comment on top of it.

1924.8.2009 13:22

It's nice to see staff members have a sense of humor :D

Must have been a really really slow news day to post 3 sentences of text and a graph as an "article" AND to write a much longer answer to my opinion of the "article" :D

Edit, typo and useless words..

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Aug 2009 @ 13:28

2024.8.2009 13:26

im surprised nobody mentioned dogpile.

2124.8.2009 13:32

Originally posted by ALIS123:
It's nice to see staff members have a sense of humor :D

Must have been a really really slow news day to post 3 sentences of text and a graph as an "article" AND to write a much longer answer to my opinion of the "article" :D

Edit, typo and useless words..
First of all, I didn't write that summary - wonderful attention to detail you have. Secondly, yes, a Saturday tends to be a slow news day in tech. But considering it wasn't a very large undertaking to post it, and it was submitted to AfterDawn to post.. then why not?

2224.8.2009 13:47
varnull
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Well lets be honest.. I did learn something here.. That there is some thing called "bing" that I have never heard of before and that I have no intention of investigating after reading the few users comments about it's overall naffness....

Nice to see Dogpile getting a plug. Best engine for stars fansites and pictures IMHO.. well that's what this sad celebrity obsessed girl uses it for.. between painting her nails and twattering with her brainless friends XD

Where did I leave my IRC .. ???

Puzzled why the M$ fanboys can't see sense.. 90% of the computers on the planet run something other than their beloved winduhz... and that number increases every day. 28 computers here.. not one winduhz machine amongst them..

2324.8.2009 13:52

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=9

Not sure how the numbers are calculated however.

2424.8.2009 13:53

Originally posted by varnull:
Well lets be honest.. I did learn something here.. That there is some thing called "bing" that I have never heard of before and that I have no intention of investigating after reading the few users comments about it's overall naffness....

Nice to see Dogpile getting a plug. Best engine for stars fansites and pictures IMHO.. well that's what this sad celebrity obsessed girl uses it for.. between painting her nails and twattering with her brainless friends XD

Where did I leave my IRC .. ???


Puzzled why the M$ fanboys can't see sense.. 90% of the computers on the planet run something other than their beloved winduhz... and that number increases every day. 28 computers here.. not one winduhz machine amongst them..
i use it for art and music file.

you would be surprised what you can find in somebody's ftp: site

2524.8.2009 13:56

Actually i didnt care so much to even check who wrote the article, now it's 2 staff members with nothing better to do. If you don't want my stupid oponions then you wont get them, i'll just post useless comments nobody cares anything about, exept if it happens to offend someone...

And to the "article", like killerbug said

Quote:
99% of linux users switched to linux because they hate microsoft...it only makes sence that they prefer to avoid using microsoft's search engine, even if it was as good as google (and it is not).

If thats true, bing being microsofts search engine, then its even less newsworthy that linux users dont use it...

2624.8.2009 13:58

Quote:
Actually i didnt care so much to even check who wrote the article, now it's 2 staff members with nothing better to do. If you don't want my stupid oponions then you wont get them, i'll just post useless comments nobody cares anything about, exept if it happens to offend someone...

And to the "article", like killerbug said
Quote:
99% of linux users switched to linux because they hate microsoft...it only makes sence that they prefer to avoid using microsoft's search engine, even if it was as good as google (and it is not).

If thats true, bing being microsofts search engine, then its even less newsworthy that linux users dont use it...
tux is not amused.

2724.8.2009 14:37

Quote:
Actually i didnt care so much to even check who wrote the article, now it's 2 staff members with nothing better to do. If you don't want my stupid oponions then you wont get them, i'll just post useless comments nobody cares anything about, exept if it happens to offend someone...

And to the "article", like killerbug said
Quote:
99% of linux users switched to linux because they hate microsoft...it only makes sence that they prefer to avoid using microsoft's search engine, even if it was as good as google (and it is not).

If thats true, bing being microsofts search engine, then its even less newsworthy that linux users dont use it...
Nothing better to do? It's about 17 of us who maintain 8 sites and growing. News is NOT in any way something we like doing, it's just something we offer (at a loss) to users who want to read it, so when people, like you, come along and start moaning about the content, we are well within our rights to ask why the hell you are moaning about something we never asked you to read. Go ahead and moan about the actual "subject matter" all you want, we don't agree with everything we write either, we do it by request and are generally unbiased in how we present it. Some of the stuff that we have to write is so boring and repetitive that we actually argue who will cover it at times... Oh some bittorrent site got shut down huh? Oh Wii won this month again in consoles? Oh Blu-ray sales are up 2% huh? So trust me, we don't write it because we like it, we write it because people read it, judging by stats.

Other than news, AfterDawn's to-do list is EXTREMELY long, has all resources stretched (largely due to some big changes that will happen soon). At aD's main office in Oulu Finland, months worth of work is already allocated and the more that's cleared from the log, the longer it gets.... so when it comes to your "nothing better to do" comment, you have no clue what you are talking about.

Again, just so you understand me, I don't take issue with you arguing against the subject, it's when you go out of your way to try to insult staff who did nothing wrong to you, that's what I take issue with, and usually we just laugh it off and leave it be but every now and then I just have to reply, especially since you contradicted yourself in your own comment, which shows you didn't know anything about the subject matter, you just took an opportunity to take a swipe. But by all means, don't like it, don't read it.

2824.8.2009 15:14

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=9

Not sure how the numbers are calculated however.
haha! That's what I was thinking!

2924.8.2009 22:37

"Well lets be honest.. I did learn something here.. That there is some thing called "bing" that I have never heard of before and that I have no intention of investigating after reading the few users comments about it's overall naffness...."

I'm a windoze user, and I still had to find out aout it from a TV ad. I figured that microsoft had just ripped of google after finaly realizing that live was a joke, but Bing isn't even as good as live!

3025.8.2009 3:39

Quote:
Again, just so you understand me, I don't take issue with you arguing against the subject, it's when you go out of your way to try to insult staff who did nothing wrong to you, that's what I take issue with, and usually we just laugh it off and leave it be but every now and then I just have to reply, especially since you contradicted yourself in your own comment, which shows you didn't know anything about the subject matter, you just took an opportunity to take a swipe. But by all means, don't like it, don't read it.
Did i start by insulting anyone? Just said
Quote:
This "article" of useless statistics that pretty much everyone allready knows is a total waste of time.

Ask pretty much anyone who uses the internet and they'll tell you google is the most used search engine by everyone with any operatingsystem... So pretty much everyone knows the things said in this article. Probaply even people that dont use internet know google is the most used search engine.

And as a reply i get
Quote:
Sorry man, we didn't realize that "you" would be reading it. Of course, if we knew "you" would be reading it, we wouldn't write it, because the whole site revolves around you and _you_ alone. I mean, when you pretty much "allready" know that Google is bigger than a competing service you _never_ actually even heard of, you are making perfect sense by protesting a news blurb, that you didn't have to read if you didn't want to - or spend extra time writing a comment on - then your logic must be on some higher level that the rest of us just cannot understand.

Please accept my sincere apologies on behalf of our whole staff worldwide for wasting your time, and abetting you to waste your own time not just reading what you already know (yet somehow, never heard of) but also writing a contradictory comment on top of it.
Write something like that and ofc i'll answer it with an insult, pretty minor one at that anyways.

3125.8.2009 3:56

Originally posted by ALIS123:
i'll answer it with an insult, pretty minor one at that anyways.
Erm, you won't. How about you stop being a wind-up merchant eh ?



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3225.8.2009 4:06
varnull
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I would leave him to it.. Not exactly the person to get into a shouting match with really is it?

*sits back and waits for the entertainment to commence*

3325.8.2009 12:26

Quote:
Ask pretty much anyone who uses the internet and they'll tell you google is the most used search engine by everyone with any operatingsystem... So pretty much everyone knows the things said in this article. Probaply even people that dont use internet know google is the most used search engine.
So that means, since you know everything, that you took time to open this article, read it, and insult the author? (which happens to be me ;)) Seems pretty immature to me...I don't normally open something that EVERYONE knows about, but hey, that's just me.

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