Windows 10: Why does Win 10 have "programs and appz"?


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       15 Oct 2015 #1

    Why does Win 10 have "programs and appz"?


    When I first installed Win 10, I found this whole programs and appz thing confusing. I've always thought the two words were synonymous. A button for the weather or the news isn't an app, it's a link. I had to install Classic Shell so I could unclutter this thing and finally make sense of it. God I miss XP.
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       15 Oct 2015 #2

    jacatone said: View Post
    When I first installed Win 10, I found this whole programs and appz thing confusing. I've always thought the two words were synonymous. A button for the weather or the news isn't an app, it's a link. I had to install Classic Shell so I could unclutter this thing and finally make sense of it. God I miss XP.
    Apps are from the Windows Store. Programs are Win32 that you get and install independently, commonly referred to as Desktop Apps. Like Ccleaner, Avast, Malwarebytes, AVG. Any other prog you download from a third party and install. You can pin them to the Start Menu, or as you have use Classic Shell. It's a blend of MS supplied, and sponsored, applications and your choice of other programs. XP is history.
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  3.    15 Oct 2015 #3

    You can also unpin or uninstall all those APPs and have just alphabetized menu.
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