Classic Shell is no longer actively developed

By cliffordcooley ยท 9 replies
Dec 31, 2017
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  1. Posted by Ivo the site admin and developer of Classic Shell.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    My my. UNIX & Linux shells are geological dinosaurs in comparison, but nobody cares as they are and have proven to be stable -- the true measure of utility.
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  3. centrino207

    centrino207 TS Booster Posts: 160   +10

    Not sure what you mean by classic windows shell?

    Are you talking about classic DOS command line interface?

    If so windows no longer uses DOS command line they use new modern shell. Are you trying make support for old classic DOS command line to run on Windows 7,8 and 10.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Topic Starter Posts: 10,462   +4,341

    We're not talking about Windows Shell.

    There is a third party start menu replacement called Classic Shell. This thread was made for those who know about Classic Shell.

    I don't need to research DOS cmds. I've know how to do that since before Windows 3.0. And I still write scripts in Windows 10 from time to time. That however is not the topic.
  5. Classic Shell is the topic.
    Maybe I missed something ?
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Topic Starter Posts: 10,462   +4,341

    I think centrino207 had me confused and I didn't notice your comment was directed at them. Yes we are talking about Classic Shell not Windows Shell. They are two different things.
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  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,065   +1,340

    IMO, "Classic Shell" is a total misnomer -- go to the site homepage and you'll see it's a GUI front-end, much more like the File Explorer. Those with experience in multiple platforms read SHELL as a front-end to the command line and a basic scripting facility that is delivered with the OS when it is installed. Here, C.S. is a third party tool.
  8. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +252

    Classic Shell was very useful when we had Windows 8. Thank you Ivo and others who offered an alternate interface. Nowadays, for most Windows users, such mods are unnecessary and few will still be using Windows 8 or W8.1 by choice.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Topic Starter Posts: 10,462   +4,341

    Yeah I never understood why they called it Shell either, but that's the name they give it.

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