Windows 8 Explorer to Only Be an "App"

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 02 September 2011 15:03

Windows 8

Windows 8's new explorer will have all new features in its UI, but probably the most interesting thing about Windows 8 is that Windows Explorer will only be an app, and the code will literally not be loaded unless you open the app. What this means is that if you just want to do things like browse the internet or use other apps, your battery (if you're on a laptop) will not be wasting its precious juice on running it. Steven Sinofsky said, "If you want to stay permanently immersed in that Metro world, you will never see the desktop -- we won't even load it (literally the code will not be loaded) unless you explicitly choose to go there. If you don't want to do ... 'PC' things, then you don't have to and you're not paying for them in memory, battery life or hardware requirements." You can read more about it here.