Jeffs Reviews

I review computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, kitchen gadgets and tools. Almost all I know about computers comes from hands on learning on the internet on my own, no classes or college in computers. I have built a few computers on my own and do all the work for all the reviews I write, contacting the companies myself and asking for things I am interested in purchasing myself. I work hard to bring you my opinions of the things I review and hope you enjoy my writing.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bing goes to far

,and I still don't see what the fuss is about.

I was playing around with Bing and it changed my search engine when I opened it which I thought was something I did. But apparently I am not the only one who is saying this as well. Here's an article on PCWorld about the same thing.

I usually use good old Google and wanted to check out Bing, which was not my default search engine. When I started using Bing it automatically changed my default search engine to Bing on its own and did not even ask me about it.

I do not like programs that change main default settings on me without asking, this is bad for Microsoft if this happen by default to a lot of people as many will not like it at all. People want the choice and will go out of their way to use something else if the company tries to force a program on them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whats the big deal about Bing?

Well Bing works, at least mostly.

I tried it out and am not all that impressed as well as being confused. I inserted "jeffsreviews" to see what it would come up with and the first entry doesn't even have the words "jeffsreviews" on the page.

Kind of fishy but my son said it is still needing some work and that brings up my first point about coming out with new high tech software. It should work right off the bat when released after all the hype or the company should be ashamed. Of course more complex things like operating systems are going to have bugs but something like a search engine should at the very least find the words or characters you're looking for.

The cached page did not even list anything on the page that it found so why did it list this page for the first search found. I don't think this is a good way to start off a release and am not all that impressed with the newest Microsoft product even if it is free.

I think I'll stick with good old Google.