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Windows 7: cairo desktop

18 Jan 2010   #1
valtonray

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cairo desktop

has anyone checked out cairo desktop i followed it for a long time i was planning to try it with vista buti was wondering if it's worth dropping the explorer shell in 7. here is the link for those interested. Cairo - Windows Shell Alternative - Home


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18 Jan 2010   #2
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Stick with Windows 7 shell, move the taskbar to the top, and install Rocketdock instead.
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18 Jan 2010   #3
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

no, i love the 7 desktop environment, but i like tweaking custom shells so i was gonna make another account i could just play with for it. i don't like rocketdock though for some reason. maybe i'll just install linux as a second os and tweak it.
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18 Jan 2010   #4
wyldstallyns258

 

I have Cairo and have used it since it's initial alpha release. It is really nice. However, it is not a complete shell. NOTHING is replaced. You have to run Cairo on top of explorer. I suggest downloading it and trying it out. But by no means will it replace what you currently have.

Cairo is pretty and has great ideas but it is far from ready. It is very nice and quite stable but I wouldn't use it daily as windows 7 is so nice, the features in the current build of Cairo aren't really needed since you have to run explorer anyway
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18 Jan 2010   #5
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

wow,, if it has to be ran on top of explorer it wouldn't interest me, that pretty much defeats the purpose of running a shell- which i guess at this early stage cairo isn't really a shell yet. but thanks for the info.
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18 Jan 2010   #6
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
no, i love the 7 desktop environment, but i like tweaking custom shells so i was gonna make another account i could just play with for it. i don't like rocketdock though for some reason. maybe i'll just install linux as a second os and tweak it.
Hmm, don't like RocketDock but love Win 7 desktop so I guess I'll run linux...

This is the strangest post I've seen lately... Enjoy Linux...
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18 Jan 2010   #7
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

no i meant in a dual boot, just to have something to play with. i really havn't had many problems with 7, i get bored, i need something that breaks.
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