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Cool Linux like Windows Shell

#1
I found this and the screenshots make it look similar (though not 100% identical) to the Gnome 2.x interface

Debating weather to try it or not pretty cool

http://sharpe.sourceforge.net/
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#2
Looks interesting. I don't have a Windows, but for Windows users it's a great option. It's weird, though. Until now Windows users who migrated to Linux have tried to build Gnome 2 and KDE themes to make their system look like Windows.
And now there are Windows users who want to make their system look more like Gnome 2?

I wonder if that's for Windows users who migrated from Linux and have not used Windows ever or at least in a long time (do they exist?) or is it maybe an alternative to the Windows themes for Gnome 2? Instead of migrating to Linux and making it look like Windows at first, people can make their Windows look like Linux and then migrate without needing a Windows theme. Wink

But seriously, why are you debating to try it? It's free (and I mean as in beer), so you really don't have anything to loose, don't you? (Provided you have a backup in case something breaks; which is highly recommended anyway).
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(03-21-2012, 08:59 AM)tordeu Wrote: Looks interesting. I don't have a Windows, but for Windows users it's a great option. It's weird, though. Until now Windows users who migrated to Linux have tried to build Gnome 2 and KDE themes to make their system look like Windows.
And now there are Windows users who want to make their system look more like Gnome 2?

I wonder if that's for Windows users who migrated from Linux and have not used Windows ever or at least in a long time (do they exist?) or is it maybe an alternative to the Windows themes for Gnome 2? Instead of migrating to Linux and making it look like Windows at first, people can make their Windows look like Linux and then migrate without needing a Windows theme. Wink

But seriously, why are you debating to try it? It's free (and I mean as in beer), so you really don't have anything to loose, don't you? (Provided you have a backup in case something breaks; which is highly recommended anyway).


Debating it because i am not 100% sold on weather i like it yet or not
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(03-21-2012, 10:06 AM)ajamison Wrote: Debating it because i am not 100% sold on weather i like it yet or not


But isn't that a good reason to try it? Unless it suddenly burns your computer down or you can't deinstall it in case you don't like it, you don't have anything to lose. But playing around with it for a a couple of weeks is probably the best test. Maybe you can even switch it on/off without removing it/restart?

Or you could try it in a virtual machine or on an old machine.
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#5
whether* ... weather is a way of telling the atmospheric conditions of earth.
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#6
Oh do shut up Garbee lol
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#7
Hahahahah, nice! I love it. Reminds me of the good old days of explorer.exe replacement. Lightstep and so on.

I think the appeal is to Linux users who are forced to use Windows in certain situations. For example, I have a Windows VM at work to run a few of the work apps that are required in my office... but I have it skinned and themed to feel more comfortable to me... a Linux user. So by setting something like this up, I'm giving myself a more awesome interface.

Fact is though, Windows has been getting better with Windows 7+. When Windows XP was the thing, it was pretty much required to replace your shell if you wanted to be productive (explorer SUCKED!) but with 7+ things have been getting smarter. So this becomes more like a fanatical approach to Windows usage... which I kinda dig!

Hmmm... might have to bring this up on the show? Smile
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#8
Yeah I like it I installed it was a bit confusing to configure for me but with some time and adjusting I think I could grow to like it.

It also introduces a caching system which seems to be at least twice as effiecient as the Windows 7 default one. Some windows continue to be powered by explorer (like the my computer screen) but a majority of it is done seeing as it is RC3 not to shabby
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#9
Nice. Screenshots, baby... screenshots.
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(03-22-2012, 08:12 AM)Garbee Wrote: whether* ... weather is a way of telling the atmospheric conditions of earth.


blame Christy Tongue
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