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MSN Explorer is a web browser, developed by Microsoft, which comes with Windows XP that integrates MSN features such as Hotmail and MSN Messenger with a web browser. However to make use of these services requires a Windows Live ID (formerly known as a Microsoft Passport or .NET Passport). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x738, 431 KB)Screen shot of a stuid mocromediaΝḸÆĈṬǪ½¥Κ Licensing This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software for Microsoft Windows, and copyright for it is most likely held by the author(s) or the company that created the software. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x738, 431 KB)Screen shot of a stuid mocromediaΝḸÆĈṬǪ½¥Κ Licensing This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software for Microsoft Windows, and copyright for it is most likely held by the author(s) or the company that created the software. ... An example of a web browser (Mozilla Firefox), displaying the English Wikipedia main page. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... Windows XP is a line of proprietary operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... Hotmail is a free webmail e-mail service, which is accessible via a web browser. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An example of a web browser (Mozilla Firefox), displaying the English Wikipedia main page. ... It has been suggested that Microsoft Passport Network be merged into this article or section. ...


MSN Explorer is essentially a graphics-heavy version of Internet Explorer, and could be termed an Internet Explorer shell. Every so often the browser will automatically update itself. It has been suggested that Internet Explorer 7 be merged into this article or section. ... An Internet Explorer shell is computer software (in most cases, a web browser) that uses the Trident rendering engine of Internet Explorer. ...


Development of the free version of MSN Explorer was halted in favor of a version only available with MSN Internet Access, though the last free version for those without an MSN Service Provider is still available.


MSN has a sign-in system to use the explorer service, which requires a user to have a Windows Live ID, though depending on the version may or may not require a subscription to other MSN Services. It has been suggested that Microsoft Passport Network be merged into this article or section. ...


MSN Explorer is known for its many animations and sounds, making it a good choice for first-time users. One of the most known interactive features is the 'welcome' voice, which greets each user once signed in. It can be set to greet by name, or to simply vary from "Good Morning" to "Good Evening" depending on the time of day. Another recognizable feature is the dashboard up top, which has large icons that will redirect the user to the MSN site for the subject the icon sports; if the user clicked the music icon, they would be redirected to music.msn.com or similar, the official site for Music on MSN.


The newest version of the program is 9.50.34.200, available for download if a subscription is purchased. It has a new graphical interface resembling polished metal, and has re-organized the use of the 'My Stuff' bar to the right. The new e-mail interface is actually embeded in the browser itself, with no URL. You can only sign in with subscription or by obtaining a temporary one. The highest subscription is MSN Premium, which includes: MSN Explorer (with updates), MSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger (with updates), MSN Internet Access, MSN E-mail, Windows Live Spaces, Mobile Internet (MSN updated automatically) A Uniform Resource Locator, URL (spelled out as an acronym, not pronounced as earl), or Web address, is a standardized address name layout for resources (such as documents or images) on the Internet (or elsewhere). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... MSN Internet Access was Microsoft Windows default ISP. MSN was provided by Sympatico, and has been included in older Windows editions (9x, Me) to easily create and connect with dial-up or high-speed using a modem. ... Windows Live Spaces (WLSpaces for short) is Microsofts Social Networking platform. ... Pocket Internet Explorer displaying the Wikipedia main page on a PDA Opera Mini displaying the Wikipedia portal The refers to the World Wide Web as accessed from mobile devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and other pocketable gadgets connected to a public network. ...


The Explorer interface also includes many flash animations. Wrapped up as .cab files, they cannot be tampered with or sold. Microsoft also plans many more graphical features.

MSN Explorer Version 9
MSN Explorer Version 9

Microsoft has not included it in its latest operating system Windows Vista, and is only be available as updates or to those with Microsoft's Windows XP. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixel Image in higher resolution (1023 × 739 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jill Hurley, screen shot of MSN Explorer 9. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixel Image in higher resolution (1023 × 739 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jill Hurley, screen shot of MSN Explorer 9. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Windows Vista is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Windows XP is a line of proprietary operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


See also

The following is a list of web browsers. ... The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web browsers. ...

External links

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MSN Explorer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (161 words)
MSN Explorer is a web browser which comes with Windows XP that integrates MSN features such as Hotmail and MSN Messenger with a web browser.
MSN Explorer is essentially a graphics-heavy version of Internet Explorer.
It features many colorful animations in the same style as MSN Messenger and because of this it is considered to be more accessible for beginners on the Internet.
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