Alternatives to Emerge Desktop for all platforms with any license

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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...

    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

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    VirtuaWin

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

    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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

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    LiteStep

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

    Free Windows

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    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

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell Discontinued

    Cairo Shell is a replacement shell for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Like other shell alternatives, it replaces the default...

    Free Windows

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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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    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

  • 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

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

    Commercial 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

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    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

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  • 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

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    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

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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