Alternatives to Cairo Shell for Windows with any license

  • 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...

    Free 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 form of a tree which you...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

  • 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. ...

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Emerge Desktop

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows 2000 and above. In order to replace...

    • Discontinued Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained. Last version, 6.1.3, released in 2012, and the source code are still available on SourceForge

    Free Open Source Windows

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • files-uwp

    "More than just a rewrite of Windows Explorer" An enthusiast take on what Windows File Explorer explorer should be. The app is not intended to be a simple...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Window Maker

    Window Maker has a reputation for being fast, efficient and highly stable. Window Maker has been characterized as reproducing "the elegant look and feel of the...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • 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...

    • 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.

    Free Open Source 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 for your windows and icons. You...

    Commercial Windows

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