Specifically, here are the official full names:
- For Windows XP: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP”
- For Windows Vista: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista”
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A good move that could be better. I know that Microsoft is tying Internet Explorer to the platform by adding Windows to its name especially since development for Mac was dropped with IE 5.2 for Mac. Does IE 7 need to have such a long name, geez, I know it comes with a lot of innovation such as Protected Mode, RSS, Print Layout, AntiPhishing and more, but the name is just over the top I say.
I remember in Windows 95 Internet Explorer 1.0 was just called, "The Internet", what happened?