Microsoft is really pushing Bing hard, and pushing out enhancements by the boatload. And they’re gaining marketshare as a result. According to Macworld they’re up to almost 10 percent of the search market. That’s not a bad number given the short time the service has really been available. It’s not Google’s share but they’re working hard and it’s showing. Its a fantastic service and I’m pretty much using it as my default search now.
The only problem I have with it is their requirement of Silverlight being installed. No offense to Microsoft but Flash would have been a better option. It’s just a lot more likely to be installed on a user’s machine. I won’t install Silverlight on my Mac just to use Bing Maps.