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Author Topic: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD  (Read 3994 times)

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Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« on: September 21, 2007, 03:55:37 AM »
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Aston Shell is a flexible and powerful Desktop replacement application, which lets you save your computer’s resources while giving your Desktop a unique look. Aston completely replaces your old Desktop with a new one, providing numerous additional features and saving computer resources for more necessary tasks.

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http://www.giveawayo...heday.com/aston-195/

Does anyone use this? How does it affect computer performance? Can we undo the changes it does easily and go back to regular windows shell?
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Re: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 09:00:01 AM »
Haven't tried this particular shell, however I use LiteStep and I've also had good experiences with bblean.

It's hard to notice any significant difference in computer performance these days, since I have a decent system, but before, on an older system, an alternative shell definitely was lighter on the resources for me. The changes should be easily reversed, at least they are with LiteStep (which is Open Source), and so I suppose a commercial product like AstonShell will be just as easy as uninstalling any software.

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone here have tried AstonShell too. Not that'd even consider switching, since LiteStep is free and Aston isn't (well except today that is) and I've grown to accustomed to the freedom of LiteStep. LS might be a bit hard to get going (text based configuration), but I certainly think it's worth it

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Re: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 09:02:56 AM »
I presume you've read the comments at GOATD -
they're very mixed
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Re: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 01:25:58 PM »
I hesitate to use anything for my shell that I don't actually have the software for... you get used to it and then when you have to nuke XP, you can't reinstall it.

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Re: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007, 03:26:06 AM »
- so, sri, did you try it?

I did, but I was so disappointed with the lack of tooltips on the Aston desktop, that I logged off, and went back to XP's Explorer right away. But at least that is how easy it is to swift forth and back.

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Re: Aston Shell - Free today at GAOTD
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007, 03:30:25 AM »
I only DLed it, but didn't try.

I was not sure if powerPro, which I am reading the documentation of currently, will work w/ alternate shells.
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Aston Shell - GAOTD (May 27, 2010)
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 09:08:11 PM »
there is a re-run of Aston giveaway currently (May 27, 2010). i wonder how it compares with other freely available alternate shells. any Aston users/fans around?

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aston-2/