Mozilla issued a statement yesterday which claims that they will be supporting Microsoft's Bing search engine with a custom Firefox version. Bing will be configured as the default search engine.
Mozilla said “Mozilla and Bing are pleased to make available Firefox with Bing, a customized version of Firefox that sets Bing as the default search engine in the search box and AwesomeBar and makes Bing.com the default home page. Existing Firefox users can also make these changes by installing the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on.”
At this point, there are 19 versions of Firefox which are distributed globally by partners. Some feature Yahoo, Yandex, Twitter and United Internet.
This version of Firefox will certainly help to get users playing with Bing, people who otherwise might not even know it exists. I have to say from a personal point of view that last time I used Bing, I ended up back with Google in the space of an hour. I wouldn't say it was a poor search engine, but Google has become so ingrained in how I look for items now that I find other options just slow me down.
Kitguru says: Bing or Google, have you a preference?