Z-Shell is an open-source, managed, Windows replacement shell written entirely in VB.NET. If you don't know what a Windows shell is or why you would want to replace it, see the FAQ. The end vision is to have a highly customizable, theme/style-based shell and editor. You will be able to actually design every part of the shell from menus to panels to taskbars using a fairly simple theme editor.

Z-Shell is managed by Z-Systems. The Z-Systems site also contains a Z-Shell page.

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Where are we now?

Z-Shell is currently in a very unstable state. There is no file system browser yet, but the current setup consists of a working start menu, and working taskbar, and a working notification area. Small pieces are missing in what is there, and there are probably many bugs. It is not yet recommended that you use it regularly, except for testing.

Last edited Jul 9, 2007 at 6:36 PM by zhuman, version 26