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New edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I already set Bing as default on my images I deploy... So.... I don't get why there needs to be a separate SKU if it can be changed so easily.

    The only reason why it would make it less expensive I'd assume is that Bing gets a bump is usage and any bump is a good bump. Good move.

    Contrast to how google became popular... They paid a few bajillion dollars to Mozilla while they were taking advantage of IE's suckiness a decade ago.

    Also, I'd rather stick with Bing for privacy reasons because google's recent policy, even said by Larry Page I believe, is to "get close to the line of creepy, but not to cross it." They've screwed up youtube quite well and continue to do so, google chrome is a resource plunderer especially on battery powered PCs, and their google+ pushing is getting annoying.

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  2. #22


    Nothing against Bing. What surprise me more is that they consider a minimum of 16 GB storage an improvement... This is a huge and the most enormous bloat ever created.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Nothing against Bing. What surprise me more is that they consider a minimum of 16 GB storage an improvement... This is a huge and the most enormous bloat ever created.
    There is literally NO given reason why NT 6 kernel Windows versions require that much space by default. I've easily installed both 32 and 64 bit Windows on literally half their requirements just fine. It's just bizarre that xp required a mere few gigs of space, vista came out and quadrupled it. For what? All those added features can't possibly justify THAT much space; even Windows Embedded doesn't take that much space and you can run a WHOLE Windows version with an Embedded SKU with everything in it. Not even Windows Phone 8 doesn't use so much space and that's an NT 6 kernel platform... Just weird.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Marshal View Post
    I've been solely on Bing for months now, and don't miss Google.
    That's interesting, I should try this.

    Bing It On - Take the Bing versus Google Challenge. Would you bet against Bing?
    LOL, I took the test and chose Google results 4x out of 5... Not sure Microsoft should offer that challenge
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  5. #25


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Nothing against Bing. What surprise me more is that they consider a minimum of 16 GB storage an improvement... This is a huge and the most enormous bloat ever created.
    There is literally NO given reason why NT 6 kernel Windows versions require that much space by default. I've easily installed both 32 and 64 bit Windows on literally half their requirements just fine. It's just bizarre that xp required a mere few gigs of space, vista came out and quadrupled it. For what? All those added features can't possibly justify THAT much space; even Windows Embedded doesn't take that much space and you can run a WHOLE Windows version with an Embedded SKU with everything in it. Not even Windows Phone 8 doesn't use so much space and that's an NT 6 kernel platform... Just weird.
    Some of that is the "Add Features" option. If you install Core all the Pro files are installed too, they just aren't enabled. The Media Center files may be in there too. They may be compressed but they still take up space on an install. Even then though it is a big footprint, must be all those preinstalled Apps.

    I'm still trying wrap my head around how adding Bing lets them give it out for free. I'm guessing you'll be able to disable it but not actually uninstall it. They must be assuming a lot of people will not switch to something else and use what comes preconfigured.
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  6. #26


    Alpha, just look at the money Google has been doing in recent years and the answer is obvious. They want Bing to be #2 with adds revenues. Worth a few entry-line windows licenses IMO.
    As for the bloat, I think you can gather all the softwares you can imagine that could come with a windows install and you will never reach 10Gb mathematicaly. How they manage to reach such a volume at Microsoft is beyond me.
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