Replacement shell for Windows?
gafisher at sprynet.com
Tue Aug 10 02:15:47 UTC 2004
Dumbing-down Windows sounds like a formidable task!
Litestep (http://www.litestep.net/) is one of many popular replacement
shells for Windows; BlackBox For Windows (http://www.bb4win.org/) is an even
more minimalist alternative. Both projects should be able to give you some
ideas, pointers and gotchas to help with what you're trying to do.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Schwab" <BSchwab at anest.ufl.edu>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 8:22 PM
Subject: Replacement shell for Windows?
I have some C/C++ source code for replacement shells for win2k, and that
might be enough to allow me to solve my problem. Basically, I need to "dumb
down" some win2k boxes. The goal is to have the administrator continue to
see the default shell (explorer.exe) but to have end users get a very
different shell that does only a couple of things.
One of my next tasks will be to install win2k on a spare machine and try one
or more of the replacement shells. However, at least by screen shots, they
are vastly more complicated than what I need. Also, I don't want to mess
with C++ unless I really need to do so. A Smalltalk-based shell would be
Have any of you tried this? I vaguely recall reading that "any executable
can used as a shell", but I suspect that was in the win 3.x days. War
stories and/or pointers toward or away from things would be appreciated.
Wilhelm K. Schwab, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Anesthesiology
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, FL 32610-0254
Email: bills at anest4.anest.ufl.edu
Tel: (352) 846-1285
FAX: (352) 392-7029
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