Classic Shell Officially Discontinued

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  1. Jbc223456

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    EzyStvy Computing Professor Staff Member

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    That is a shame...but understandable.
     
  3. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    It's not dead yet...........

    SourceForge page with download link, 4.3.1 is the latest:

    Classic Shell
     
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  4. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    Can't you just save Classic Shell to a disk and keep it forever? I'ts not like it needs security updates or anything.
     
  5. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Sure. Down the road, when people start working with it and updating it, you can update it. That SourceForge page should be there for the foreseeable future.

    It's not security that needs updating, it's keeping compatibility with future Windows 10 updates.
     
  6. Blaster3

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    just chunk windows, install that linux mint iso already... better yet, download the newest version of mint Download - Linux Mint
     
  7. Jbc223456

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    The reason why Classic Shell has been able to stay relevant is because of the Win32 API (WinAPI/Windows API) that Microsoft has built into Windows, which has been around since 32-bit Windows. With each new update, more and more of those services are deprecated. There will come a time when there is no more Win32 for Classic Shell to hook in to.

    At that point, it will need some other API to hook in to, since Windows is moving its structure to UWP.
     
  8. David M

    David M Techphile.

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    It would be nice if Microsoft made their own classic shell. But they are too arrogant and ignorant to imagine there is a possibility that people will not like the new user interface that comes along with their new OS.

    One would think they would sample people to see if they like the UI of something like Windows 8. If the review is mixed then provide a shell for that OS.