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Survey: Linux users love Google, ignore Bing

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Linux users are known for being a somewhat finicky lot. Despite broader application support for Windows and a better user experience in Mac OS X, Linux "desktop" users swear by the open-source operating system (and sometimes swear at its competitors).

It's therefore somewhat telling that Linux users overwhelmingly choose Google as their preferred search engine, according to data released today by Chitika, an online advertising network. Chitika analyzed data from 163 million searches across its advertising network between July 30 and August 16, and came up with the following:

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From the News Of The Obvious Dept.

Does this really surprise anyone? Besides, from the look of those statistics, it looks like EVERYONE loves Google, and ignores Bing. Not just Linux users.

The Linux Critic

re: obvious

yeah, there were reports of Bing's results being skewed towards Microsoft products and brazeningly ignoring or burying Linux results. we were surprised.

I read about some of that.

I read about some of that. I felt like I should be appalled, but at the same time, I kind of think "well, this is the kind of thing I've come to expect out of Microsoft", so I have a hard time really getting that worked up about it. Smile

The Linux Critic

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