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Windows 7: is Windows Explorer a defunct name?

08 Sep 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Flip a coin Mellon Head, seeing as both came with Windows 95,
Heh heh. I did mention dementia, didn't I?

Oh wait... I can't remember now.

Thanks for the correction.
I call it exploder...

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08 Sep 2010   #12

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
Internet Explorer 1 was released on Aug 16, 1995 and Win 95 which was the first with Windows Explorer was released on Aug 24, 1995. So IE preceded but not by as much as I had thought.
Aaaccckkk! I lost my bet!? 8 whole days, huh?

I guess MS could go back to using File Manager (only 4 syllables) as in Win 3.1:
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08 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I think broiyan has WAY too much free time, given the nature of these many threads. Seriously, your pondering points that no one really thinks about anymore.

In this example, Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are two completely different entities, despite how many times the non tech-savvy confuse them. I'm also not sure how you could be using any Windows computer and think Windows Explorer is defunct or named something different. Windows Explorer is the very first thing I open up whenever I boot any of my computers.
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08 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Yes, too much time. I didn't suggest Explorer was defunct, just the name Windows Explorer, and a poster has shown it not to be.
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08 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

That's also what I was referring to. It's called Windows Explorer still, all the way up through Windows 7.
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08 Sep 2010   #16

Win 7 Professional 64bit

I still think of Windows Explorer as File Manager, that's what it was in Win 2.11, 3.xx etc, and maybe in early NT.

MS may have changed it to Windows Explorer because IBM persisted with the name File Manager in OS/2.

I don't think there were any Explorer's in Xerox Star, at Parc Place they were mere pioneers.

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09 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Windows Explorer is still a far better name than Finder.
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