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Old 07-14-2004, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows shells?

Does anybody here use a shell for Windows besides the default "explorer.exe". If so, what are the best ones. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes I use Breadbox Ensemble (technically a "DOS Shell"). I don't know if that's what you're really looking for though, since it's basically a more user friendly version of Windows 95/3.1. If you're interested, though, you can download the demo from

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Old 07-15-2004, 12:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been using shell replacements for a really long time now ... been using them from old Win98 days...

There are lots of shells available these days ... to name a few Litestep,Darkstep,Aston shell,DesktopX,Talisman etc..

Personally i prefer Litestep..... It has a very small footprint,will run on most systems,very very customisable n' has tons of modules available for it.

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