It's easy to mock Bing as Microsoft's latest attempt to rip off a competitor. Bloggers, in fact, have christened the search engine "But It's Not Google".
In many ways, Bing is better. Here's how:
* When you hover your mouse over a search result, Bing opens a pop-up window that displays the first few paragraphs. Saves time clicking on dead ends.
* Bing’s search-result sidebar is handy: input a celebrity’s name and it gives you the following list: News, Movies, Quotes, Bio, Images. A sports team will get you Schedule, Tickets, Stadium, History, and so on. “Aren’t those almost always the answers you’re really looking for?” writes Pogue.
* Bing’s image search page scrolls on and on, sparing you the tedium of clicking “next,” and you can filter the image results by size, file type, “just faces” or “just head and shoulders.”
* Bing allows you to see and hear samples from video thumbnails.