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  • 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 Open Source Windows

  • WindowBlinds icon


    WindowBlinds is a computer program that allows users to skin the Windows graphical user interface. It has been developed by Stardock since 1998, and is the most popular...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Emerge Desktop icon

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained. Last version, 6.1.3, released in 2012, and the source code are still available on SourceForge
  • BB4Win icon


    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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    • Discontinued Latest release 2009, see
  • LiteStep icon


    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...

  • SharpEnviro icon


    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...

    Free 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.
  • bbLean icon


    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. ...

    Free 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.
  • 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 languages including English, French...

    Commercial Windows

  • GeoShell icon


    GeoShell - The premier minimalist Windows shell replacement. It replaces the default Explorer interface. It features menu bars—“geoBars”—that can be dragged-and-dropped...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.11.10, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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