How many roads must a man walk down before Microsoft gets you to Bing?
As a new laptop owner, I'm exploring my options for browsers and chat. I'm considering switching to Chrome, but I'm intrigued by Edge's features. After doing some research, I've learned that there are many paths to Bing chat. Read my blog post to learn more about my experience with my new laptop.
Exploring My New Laptop: How I Discovered the Many Paths to Bing Chat
By Michael Levin
Friday, March 17, 2023
Through attrition, Microsoft’s going to get you to yield to default search and cry Uncle and leave your browser defaults set to Edge and Bing.
- Have you bought a new laptop?
- Have you done a major system upgrade?
Well then your browser defaults just got reset to Microsoft Edge!
It’s time to install Chrome, right? Well what if the default is just as good as Chrome because it’s based on the same Google-provided free and open source Chromium, but also has all the might of Microsoft going into better features like full-screen snapshots, grouped tabs and the like. Sure, Chrome catches up eventually, But Microsoft’s in the lead here just like with ChatBots and AI. So it only makes sense than once you give Edge a chance, all roads lead to Bing.
So you’re using Edge and you type something into the address bar that’s not exactly a URL, what happens these days? How may things might you click that leads to a Bing chat, intentionally or not? Let’s take a look: