Alternatives to Cairo Shell for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Xfce icon

    Xfce

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • KDE icon

    KDE

    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • LXDE icon

    LXDE

    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment....

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • VirtuaWin icon

    VirtuaWin

    VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system . A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications...

    Open Source Windows

  • Unity icon

    Unity

    Unity is a shell interface for the Gnome desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Ubuntu operating system. It is...

    Open Source Linux

  • LXQt icon

    LXQt

    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Enlightenment icon

    Enlightenment

    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Budgie icon

    Budgie

    Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on...

    Open Source Linux

  • CDE (Common Desktop Environment) icon

    CDE (Common Desktop Environment)

    The Common Desktop Environment was created by a collaboration of Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, SCO, Fujitsu and Hitachi. Used on a selection of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • LiteStep icon

    LiteStep

    LiteStep is a replacement desktop interface for Windows. The LiteStep Shell allows creation of custom desktop interfaces in ways...

    Free Windows

  • Elokab icon

    Elokab

    Elokab Desktop Environment is an open-source independent desktop environment for Linux which uses QT libraries like...

    Open Source Linux

  • Bluetile icon

    Bluetile

    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a...

    Open Source Linux

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    elokab file manager

    elokab-fm is full file manager for elokab desktop envirenement is Qt-based elokab-fm fast and lightweight file manager Available...

    Free Linux

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    BB4Win Discontinued

    BB4Win (Blackbox for Windows) is an alternative shell for Microsoft Windows. The program aims to emulate the look and feel of a Linux...

    Open Source Windows

  • bug.n

    bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for Microsoft Windows. It is written in the scripting language AutoHotkey. What it can do ...

    Open Source Windows

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    Emerge Desktop Discontinued

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • NERD tree

    The NERD tree allows you to explore your filesystem and to open files and directories in Vim. It presents the filesystem to you in the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

  • bbLean icon

    bbLean Discontinued

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Talisman Desktop icon

    Talisman Desktop

    Talisman Desktop is a configurable Windows shell replacement introduced in 1997 by Lighttek Software. It is available in a number of...

    Commercial Windows

  • SharpEnviro icon

    SharpEnviro Discontinued

    SharpEnviro (or SharpE) is an open source shell replacement system for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. When using...

    Open Source Windows

  • SphereXP icon

    SphereXP Discontinued

    The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own...

    Free Windows

  • DeskSpace icon

    DeskSpace

    DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops. DeskSpace gives you more space...

    Commercial Windows

  • GeoShell icon

    GeoShell Discontinued

    GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu...

    Open Source Windows

  • Mywe File manager icon

    Mywe File manager

    The conventional way to find a file or folder requires in most cases many clicks. Mywe File manager uses menu and allows you find and...

    Free Windows

  • DeskHedron Discontinued

    DeskHedron is a tool which switch the desktop by using 3D GUI. *This software doesn't support multi-monitor environment. At 3D...

    Free Windows

  • Liteshell icon

    Liteshell Discontinued

    tiny windows shell (explorer.exe) replacement designed for slow PCs. Is a minimalist's shell - no screen space is occupied by...

    Free Windows

Cairo Shell Comments

I don't know. It seems nothing really happens here. The las ...

Comment by runical1991
about Cairo Shell Jun 2011

I don't know. It seems nothing really happens here. The last forum post is from September.
Too bad, seems like a good idea...

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Really like the idea, but never tried. Hope that the develo ...

Comment by Pr1me
about Cairo Shell Jun 2011

Really like the idea, but never tried. Hope that the development circle is smaller now it's open-source.

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