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OK, the only reason I really want to use something other than Windows is because I'm bored with Explorer. Is there a way to make the basic GUI Blackbox, KDE, etc? I mean completely not have Explorer on a Windows install, somehow, and use something else? Anyone ever even tried this?
    
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At home I use a shell called GeoShell.

Just Google for windows shell or window explorer replacement.

There's dozens of them around... I like GeoShell because its not a fat as Windows Explorer, and there are already thousands of different GeoShell themes available. Check Deviant Art for many different GeoShell themes. I like Terminal because its such a simple interface.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/14...ghlight=GameOS

Myself and a few others did lots of research into the alternate GUIs a little while back. Check out that thread.
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OK, the only reason I really want to use something other than Windows is because I'm bored with Explorer. Is there a way to make the basic GUI Blackbox, KDE, etc? I mean completely not have Explorer on a Windows install, somehow, and use something else? Anyone ever even tried this?
bblean, blackbox for windows, very lightweight, I use it with RKLauncher, it's a great replacement for windows. And if you're bored, it will involve you, you can either install it and leave it, or use things like ShellOn, a shell selector that opens when you log into windows, you can select to run an explorer session, or blackbox session. You can edit the style files, or just download ones made by other users here, there are also tons of plugins to keep you busy. It can be simple, or you can make it complex, it's all up to you, the end result can be very attractive.
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http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/14...ghlight=GameOS

Myself and a few others did lots of research into the alternate GUIs a little while back. Check out that thread.
Excellent Chipp... I may move over from GeoShell to SharpE and see which I like better...
    
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I believe KDE4 will be ported to windows. If it happens, its be interesting.
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I believe KDE4 will be ported to windows. If it happens, its be interesting.
I do hope that happens. Most of the current shell replacements are very out of date.
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