Aston Shell - virtual desktop environments

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Aston Shell - virtual desktop environments

Post by Dorian » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:04 pm

if you get tired of the same old boring XP look

you can always download Aston Shell

http://www.astonshell.com/aston/

and AltDesk virtual desktop environment

http://www.astonshell.com/altdesk/

an actual replacement shell for windows
with hundreds of themes (from mild to extreme) to transform your desktop

including Linux, KDE, and Mac OSX environments

it's very cool - and it should be compatible with ReactOS

http://themes.astonshell.com/page8.html


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Post by Baldomero » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:28 am

I don't see the point with this post....

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Post by Dorian » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:09 am

I don't see the point with this post....
the point is self explanatory


not everyone is satisfied with an XP desktop environment
and now there are loads of alternative desktop environments for Windows and ReactOS



that's the point

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Post by ScoTTie » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:22 am

This should be in the Design forum along with all the other threads about UI replacements. Just a note, these posts have been done to death so dont be supprised if you dont get the replies you expect.

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Re: Aston Shell - virtual desktop environments

Post by forart » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:20 pm

Dorian wrote:if you get tired of the same old boring XP look you can always download Aston Shell
1. Wrong forum. Go Design section instead
2. Closed source. Check out open ones here
3. Is this spam ?

:roll:
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Post by hefner » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:13 pm

my prefered shell is Litestep with an minimalistic theme

but

why do the devs not skip the Gui-Building and take one of these alternatives ....(even with an Startbar - like theme)

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Re: Aston Shell - virtual desktop environments

Post by TOTMS » Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:17 pm

Dorian wrote: 3. Is this spam ?
:roll:
Hmm, three posts and a review extoling the vertues ... maybe :roll:

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Post by frik85 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:14 pm

Thread moved to the design forum...

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Post by Dorian » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:48 pm

1. Wrong forum. Go Design section instead
sorry,
i thought General Discussion seemed the right forum for a plugin shell topic
2. Closed source.
so what, it's only the themes, graphix and UI that matter in this case
the registration is cheap, and i can download 100s of great themes

i don't mind paying for something good, and something that i want
as long as it has nothing to do with a proprietary monopolist like Microsoft or Apple (yes.. Apple! the "other" Microsoft)

why should anyone be bothered to pay a few Euro
unless they're a homeless person

if you think artists should give away their creations
and work fulltime day jobs so some snotty cumputer geek and get a free download

think again
Check out open ones here
some of these are quite nice
unfortunately half of these were dead links
3. Is this spam ?
this is the thanks i get for a helpful suggestion?

No, this is NOT spam

it's a tip for people like myself who think the Windows UI sucks
and want something WAAAY better

lighten up... it's a replacement shell link!
Hmm, three posts and a review extoling the vertues ... maybe
i think you mean virtues ?

a Swede correcting a Brit's english spelling?
what is the world coming to? :roll:

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Post by oiaohm » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:50 am

Now I see what happened Genral Public Meet Developers.

Most of the time this goes well. Some of the time it goes badly.

Developers here are interested in Source Code as with all Developers.

Reason with source code in particaller GPL compad source code we may or may not choose to embed it into Reactos for good or ship it with Reactos at a latter date.

Posting comerical programs in the slightly the wrong way normally brings the spam flag. It has been common in the past so everyone stomps on it fast. Some times everyone is just over react at times. Closed source program with some features you would like to see in reactos normally would be stated. I would like to see features like what are in this <program> in particular.... This normally avoids the spam yell and scream.

Developers will not lighten up about spam other wise forums endup over full of companys just trying to push other application. Most of them would have seen that before.

Some of those Dead links in the Wiki need fixing. Some of the project have died or moved.

Becareful please more polite on the correction of spelling. I might be a Australian but I cannot always spell words. Dislexer strikes from time to time. Years and years of work have fixed 90 percent.

Just be cause you learnt english does not mean you can spell other things can cause problems yet not effect a person writing computer code.

It also could be a simple typo.

I think you mean X is fine. But the extra comment was not called for.

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Post by Dorian » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:33 am

i understand what you mean

i hope you don't get the impression i was being critical of React's desktop environment (this is not the case)

since im extremely graphically orientated
a GUI can make the difference between
me using an OS and not using it

i just downloaded React 0.2.9
but i haven't installed it yet

im going to buy a new harddrive first
so i can do a clean install and swap drives when needed

i really hope the shells i use in XP will work in React

im quite desperate to dump Windows as soon as possible

i bought Xandros Desktop Linux 3,0 last year
together with crossover office
hoping that would be my final release from MS oppression

unfortunately major hardware incompatibility problems (or lack of driver support) made it clear that Xandros still had a ways to go before calling itself a direct replacement for XP

now im hoping React will be the direct XP replacement solution i've been longing for


btw. the spelling comment was meant to be a little joke ; -)

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Post by ScoTTie » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:08 am

The aim is to make ReactOS compatible in everyway to Windows NT. This means alternative shells should (will) work.

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Post by forart » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:56 am

Dorian wrote: why should anyone be bothered to pay a few Euro unless they're a homeless person

if you think artists should give away their creations and work fulltime day jobs so some snotty cumputer geek and get a free download think again
No, it's not a money problem. It's freedom call.
Dorian wrote:some of these are quite nice unfortunately half of these were dead links
Just checked. Seems that you're a lamer too...

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Re: Aston Shell - virtual desktop environments

Post by Harteex » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:34 pm

Patchworks wrote:3. Is this spam ?
Says the one who spams SharpE all over the place :P
oiaohm wrote:Now I see what happened Genral Public Meet Developers.

Most of the time this goes well. Some of the time it goes badly.

Developers here are interested in Source Code as with all Developers.
Most ReactOS devs don't use the forums anyway..



Come on, you didn't really give him a nice welcome.

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Post by GaeTaN » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:10 pm

But who cares about shell replacement ?
When ROS will be finished, you should then be able to use a shell replacement, if you want too, as ROS is aimed to act like Windows, it should be possible...
But I don't really see the point in talking about it here...

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