Tom Warren at WinRumors:

Details on Microsoft’s ribbon use have been well documented over the past few months thanks to a variety of leaks. Microsoft plans to use the ribbon across the Windows Explorer user interface to make it easier for end users to complete a variety of tasks. There are over 200 commands in Explorer but Microsoft has found that the top 10 commands represent 81.8% of all usage. Microsoft program manager Alex Simons revealed Microsoft’s goals of the new Windows Explorer in a blog post on Monday.


Essentially, Microsoft wants to optimise explorer for file management tasks whilst creating a streamlined command experience and keeping the user interface and heritage of previous versions of Windows.

For some reason, after seeing this, I really like the Finder.