Alternatives to Cairo Shell for all platforms with any license

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    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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    Free Open Source Linux

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    Free Open Source Windows

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

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  • 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...

    Free Windows

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    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • elokab file manager

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    Free Linux

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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Cairo Shell Comments

Comment by runical1991
about Cairo Shell · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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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Comment by Pr1me
about Cairo Shell · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

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