View Full Version : alternate shells on windows

July 26th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I recently came across this http://www.bb4win.org/news.php and I'm pretty sure kde can run on windows to. So anyone out there using an alternate shell on windows?

July 26th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Funny, I was just playing with them on a friend's computer, using Emerge and Litestep (not at the same time :P)

July 26th, 2009, 04:42 PM
I'm keeping my eyes on Cario shell (http://www.cairoshell.com/)

but I also wanted to try the already released green gnome (http://sites.google.com/site/greengnomeoe/Screenshots)

July 26th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I like using Calmira II over Windows 3.1.

July 27th, 2009, 10:13 AM
On my Windows XP machine at work, I am using (not at the same time) and can recommend all of the following:

Emerge Desktop: http://www.emergedesktop.org/

BBLean: http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/ (I mainly use this, but version 1.16; I've had problems with 1.17)
Xoblite: http://xoblite.net/

LiteStep: http://www.ls-universe.info/download.php?view.63 or http://www.litestep.net/

SharpE: http://www.sharpe-shell.org/

Shell switcher: http://dx13.co.uk/programs/shellonv3.html use to switch between all of the above (and Windows Explorer) at login

Giant Speck
July 27th, 2009, 10:39 AM
My mom used Talisman for a while. It was pretty cool looking.

July 28th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Bblean and Litestep are the only two I've used a lot. Bblean is better.