Five cool alternatives to the Windows 7 desktop shell

Five cool alternatives to the Windows 7 desktop shell

Summary: Whether you crave a highly customized desktop or just want a different look and feel, one of these shells might be just what you're looking for.


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  • ShareEnviro will especially appeal to users who want to be able to customize every aspect of their desktop. This shell is open source, so it's free of charge.

  • WindowBlinds, by Stardock, used to be a full-blown desktop shell replacement, but now it's a tool for improving the look and feel of the Windows 7 shell.

  • You won't be adding widgets and new and improved menus with WindowBlinds. But the enhanced appearance of the Windows 7 interface can be fairly dramatic. This shell costs $19.95

Topics: Software, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Windows

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