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  • Xfce icon

    Xfce

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be...

    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 modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • LXDE icon

    LXDE

    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    VirtuaWin

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

    Open Source Windows

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    LXQt

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

    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 that you find useful (and eye...

  • Elokab icon

    Elokab

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

    Open Source Linux

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  • Bluetile icon

    Bluetile

    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as...

    Open Source Linux

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued While not officially stated as such anywhere since there is no blog or forum this project should be marked as discontinued. The code repository has seen no changes since 2010 and the site hasn't been updated since 2009 (check the copyright).
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    BB4Win

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

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Latest release 2009, see http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/
  • 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 Provide layouts for resizing...

    Open Source Windows

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    SharpEnviro

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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued As of december 2011 the SharpEnviro project is no longer under active development. All files provided come without any warranty or support! It is uncertain if or how well the previously released versions of SharpEnviro will work with any new or updated Windows system after Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
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    bbLean

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell. ...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.17.1, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Talisman Desktop

    Talisman Desktop is a configurable Windows shell replacement introduced in 1997 by Lighttek Software. It is available in a number of languages including English, French...

    Commercial Windows

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Emerge Desktop Comments

One of the few ...

Positive Comment by muellerto
about Emerge Desktop Sep 2012

... open source Explorer replacements a sophisticated user can really work with. The configuration dialogs are a bit fiddly, especially the menu editor. And I could never imagine why anyone should need a transparent menu. But after all the app has indeed all what's needed (and not more). And it's 64bit!

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I've been using this as a shell replacement, with explorer+ ...

Comment by KoRnKloWn
about Emerge Desktop Jun 2011

I've been using this as a shell replacement, with explorer++ as my file manager and I have to say it is amazing!
I tried all of the different shell replacements, and others are good, but this has FULL 64 bit support, and it's a hell of a lot easier to set up and use.

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