During the last weeks, and what remains, there is a lot of talk about ChatGPT. Most of the articles are to praise him, although there are also others to try to lower the hype a bit, but it's on everyone's lips. Who has never mentioned it (as far as I know) directly has been Google, but it is rumored that internally they had activated the red code. From the looks of it, they weren't exaggerating, as people have started using Bing and Edge more than ever.
The Edge thing is not so strange. It is actually a Chrome with Microsoft customizations that integrates better into the operating system. The Bing thing does surprise a little more, and that is that the company says that it already have exceeded 100M daily active users. That amount may seem ridiculous if we take into account that Google is used by practically everyone who has access to a web browser, but the increase comes from a very low use.
Will Bing finally take off?
We are pleased to announce that after several years of steady progress, and fueled by over a million new Bing Preview users, we have surpassed 100 million daily active Bing users. This is a surprisingly remarkable number, even though we are fully aware that we are still a small company with a share in the single digits. That being said, how good it feels to be at the dance!
The leap seems even greater when one detail is known: currently, users of iOS/iPadOS, Android, macOS, Linux and any other operating system are still in a waiting list. To get ahead of the queue, we have to use Microsoft Edge on a Windows with the configuration recommended by the operating system, which is basically having Edge as the default browser. Therefore, that figure can only increase in the coming weeks, when users of equipment with other configurations can access the service.
And all this has happened in just one month. Of all new users, 30% are completely new to Bing, and the number of searches is increasing as well. As if this were not enough, they are also seeing how the new Bing is being used more on mobile phones.
Now it remains to be seen what Google does. You are working on your own chatbot, and it's hard to imagine a web where search isn't dominated or owned by Google, but anything is possible. And if they don't hurry, the red code will become a Defcon X.
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I am using ChatGPT on Edge for Linux with no issues. Of course I signed up on the list a long time ago.
It hasn't left me since Vivaldi. I don't use Edge. Maybe the only thing they ask for now is the browser.