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likwit

Best alternative XP shell

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likwit    0

I'm looking for an alternative shell for Windows XP that replaces explorer.exe.

There's so many of them.. it's hard to pick. Explorer tends to use 19MB all the time and that's too **** much... I'd rather have a shell that takes 5MB or so without all the fancy stuff (I already use the classic theme).

Does anyone know a simple shell without any bloat and special effects that takes up very little resources? Thanks.

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godan    0

are these full shell replacements or just basic function replacements?

this is a just a basic function replacement... but not a full substitute: BBLean

this is more of a full replacement but... it's not a single file so it would be harder to splipstreamonto a uA install of windows: Aston

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jaclaz    927

ASTON is VERY good, but it is Shareware/Commercial.

This is a GOOD freeware one:

http://www.bb4win.org/news.php

It is in continual development, and is derived from a Linux project:

http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/DownloadBlackbox

so you can have the same shell/window manager under Windows AND Linux

jaclaz

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dirtwarrior    0

Kurt I am also looking for a shell that uses less resourses but not far removed from explorer. I use nlite and I would like to incorporate it into the cd. any hints or help

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kurt476    0
Kurt I am also looking for a shell that uses less resourses but not far removed from explorer. I use nlite and I would like to incorporate it into the cd. any hints or help

nice one

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