Shell Replacements for windows

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  1. ChuckBartowski
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    So im using rainmeter on my desktop, and i love how my desktop looks now. Its really slick. But now, i want to replace Explorer with a nicer looking shell that works well with rainmeter. Im using this theme with rainmeter.
    EDIT: On windows 7 if that matters.
     
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    Have you tried Cairo? Although it's discontinued, the beta still works if you don't care about the bugs.
     
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    I saw that and was thinking about it. How buggy is it?
     
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    That looks really cool, but im really looking for something where the changes are more aesthetic that actual function. But also more than just a new skin.
     
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    So i just played around with Cairo for a while, and i must say that the concept is interesting, but it simply does not work right now. It is really not feasible to use it as a permanent replacement right now. It has too many bugs and is lacking a bit. When it is finished however, i could see this working really well. So, any other suggestions?
     
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    Well, there's a list of them here, you could try them out for yourself. From what I can tell, most of the proprietary ones are for Windows 3.1 though. As for suggestions, well, KDE is pretty nice, but I've never tried it under Windows.
     
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    KDE is awful.