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Are there alternative shells?

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    Windows 8.1

    Are there alternative shells?

    So yeah, are there any alternative shells to use in Windows 8.1? I've got an HP Split X2, and when I take the screen off to use it as a tablet, everything is too small. Never liked the shell anyway. Is there any way to have Gnome or KDE in Windows?

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    There are alternate shells for Windows and some may be similar to Gnome or KDE. Whether or not they are compatible with Windows 8.1 is another matter. You can do a Google search for "Windows Alternate Shells" . I have no experience with these and have no interest in trying any.

    A full image backup of the OS partition and a backup of all your data is HIGHLY recommended before proceeding. Of course you should have this anyway. Experimenting on a virtual machine would also be a good idea. Be aware that Windows applications generally assume the standard shell is in use and may behave in unpredictable ways if it is not. System instability is also a possibility. Do not expect support from Microsoft or the computer manufacturer.

    I wouldn't use an alternate shell on any computer used for important purposes.
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