Level1Techs put out a video that hits the nail on the head surrounding the Windows 11 start menu, bing search and forced edge usages.
I highly recommend giving it a watch, there are some things that really blew me away. I was familiar with the idea to increase metrics on Bing and MSN, however, I was shocked by the actual user experience. Nothing connects or integrates well, it’s almost as if no care was given to give the best user experience.
The”fraud” descriptor really comes into play when the metrics are presented. The Bing product team didn’t create a compelling product to create an engaging sticky userbase, the video shows that the user experience is fairly terrible and no one in their right mind would willingly use that user interface. Unfortunately, the reported metrics will show that Bing search is increasing whereas in reality it’s only done so by the misdirection of Windows search to bing.
They didn’t build these features to give a good user experience, it’s just there to prop up metrics for Bing. That to me is the sinister part
Wendall is a pretty level headed person, he’s praised Edge on Linux for being a decently good browser. The problem I’m seeing that he’s also raised is that they’re losing the merits of having good software and services by letting lower-performing business divisions hijack and leach off of them to artificially prop up their services.