Windows 10: Classic Shell no longer in development, and now open source

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       04 Dec 2017 #10

    Hi,
    Classic shell works on linux :/
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  2.    04 Dec 2017 #11

    Not exactly what I wanted hear, also wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Classic Shell. Closest to Classic Shell is Stardocks Start 10 which costs around $5 but probably less chance of it being discontinued.
    Open Source? May get a few takers until they discover MS keep changing stuff so it don't work.
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  3.    04 Dec 2017 #12

    clam1952 said: View Post
    Not exactly what I wanted hear, also wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Classic Shell. Closest to Classic Shell is Stardocks Start 10 which costs around $5 but probably less chance of it being discontinued.
    Open Source? May get a few takers until they discover MS keep changing stuff so it don't work.
    It works for me on 16053 and I am not going any further as 16299 does not work too well on my PC but Classic Shell works on it.
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  4.    04 Dec 2017 #13

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Without Classic Shell , I would still be on Windows 7.
    I am afraid I despair when I read posts like this. A menu system is a means to an end, not the end itself.

    To me it is like saying, I don't like the steering wheel in this car, so I am going to use an older car even though it does not have aircon, electric windows etc.

    Having used the W10 menu extensively, I dislike using the old style win7 menus now whenever I have to on win7/8 pcs.
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  5.    04 Dec 2017 #14

    cereberus said: View Post
    I am afraid I despair when I read posts like this. A menu system is a means to an end, not the end itself.

    To me it is like saying, I don't like the steering wheel in this car, so I am going to use an older car even though it does not have aircon, electric windows etc.

    Having used the W10 menu extensively, I dislike using the old style win7 menus now whenever I have to on win7/8 pcs.
    We all have choices we do not all walk in beat to what MS uses. Some users even use Google Chrome or Firefox, that is their choice. What you think is not relevant to what millions of Windows 10 users applications are used. As far as I know it is legal to use any Program the user wants to. I cannot speak to where you live but The US is a free Country and as such we are free to use whatever Programs we please as long as they are legit and does not violate Windows 10's EULA.
    The is a section on This Forum for user created Themes. You my friend do not have a say in what any member uses. You are entitled to your opinion which you have posted. If you are in despair over this then that is on you.

    I never used Windows 8 or 8.1 as in my opinion the GUI is ugly. When I did use Windows 7 I was heavily into using Themes, 3rd party themes. Classic Shell is the only thing I use that changes the look of Windows 10. I also do not use Windows Media Player, Edge and 99% of the Metro Apps. This is my choice. I also was in the insider program for 2 1/2 years using CS. Since MS sees all they knew I used it and others used it as well as I even sent screenshots to The Insider Hub.

    In closing, I will continue to use CS as long as it works and when or if it stops there are other avenues to take. Since CS is now Open Source, I can obtain the source code. If you do not like it do not use it but please do not try to tell me or anyone else what to use or what makes you despair.
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       04 Dec 2017 #15

    warning   Warning
    Let's keep this discussion friendly shall we.

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  7.    04 Dec 2017 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    warning   Warning
    Let's keep this discussion friendly shall we.

    Agreed - no offence intended.
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  8.    04 Dec 2017 #17

    cereberus said: View Post
    Agreed - no offence intended.
    I also agree was just a difference of opinion.
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  •    05 Dec 2017 #18

    Back on topic: This is TERRIBLE news, because I love CS and I cannot get used to the clunky new start tiled menu introduced with w8. Do you know any other alternatives rather than Start10?

    PS - I hope someone will continue CS development.
    PS2 - I big thanks to Ivo Beltchev for giving us CS for free.
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  •    05 Dec 2017 #19

    I'll keep using CS as long as it works, then will need to consider an alternative.
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