Yuga started a post reeking of Mac envy. Had that before, but then it meandered into Linux envy. After several dual-boot boxes, I’m somewhat satisfied with Live Linux distros for now, since I was never able to get connected via dial-up with any non-Windows setup.
So instead, I went after the UI.
I’ve played with Blackbox for Windows before, but I kept going back to the Explorer shell. I just recently checked for newer versions of the Linux-original windows manager, when I found out the much-preferred shell now was BBLean. It is sweet, I tell you. You have the option to install it, so you wont see Explorer unless you access it, or just run it separately after booting oh-so-slowly with Window defaults. Most Blackbox-based shells shave off enorumous boot-time seconds, so you wouldn’t have to msconfig all the time to take out programs that start on boot-up.
In simpler terms: if you’re tired of your Windows machine starting oh-so-slowly, that you usually pee in the bathroom, or make your coffee first, so you can start writing in Word, or connecting to the Internet, BBLean gives you the chance to have an uncluttered interface, faster performance, and access-to-everything via a mouse right-click, without hogging off your essential system resources.
You may have also tried giving your system a different look, by setting up a new theme, or installing a program like WindowsBlinds, with unfavorable results. If you’re a minimalist, BBLean will suit you very well.