10 Days to the release of Cairo Shell

Sunday, January 4, 2009 by Diafragma | Discussion: Community

The team at Cairo shell have posted a countdown for the anticipated release of Cairo shell... IF you are like me a hardcore skinner, you may enjoy this one...

With Cairo you can transform your desktop from the dated Windows user interface to a brand new system that will change the way you use your computer forever. Taking advantage of proven functionality, and with stability and performance in mind, the Cairo Desktop system aims to give users a productive and easy to use shell that advances current technology standards. Never get lost in a sea of windows again.


For more info, visit their website>>>  http://cairoshell.com/ 


Reply #1 Sunday, January 4, 2009 8:37 PM

This comes up every now and again.  I hope this time it works out. 

Reply #2 Sunday, January 4, 2009 8:53 PM

I visited a couple of weeks ago and there was no mention of it...lol...blink and you're in Detroit...whoops! Sorry, Zu 

Reply #3 Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:02 PM

.blink and you're in Detroit...whoops!
Are you speaking of my luggage?  Oh yeah ..  what luggage?

Reply #4 Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:21 PM

With a countdown and screenshots I'm sure this time is for real....

Reply #5 Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:59 AM
As an Alpha Tester, I received the Cairo program about 4 hours ago. Although still in Alpha Stage (with only some of the features implimented), I can assure you that the Cairo Shell is NOT Vaporware, nor is it a Mac ripoff, as another poster suggested. The Private Alpha Testing will continue for 30 days. After a few months (perhaps three, perhaps more) Cairo will go into PUBLIC BETA. Although I cannot divulge much 'behind the scenes' information, any public information/screenshots/discussion is still available for your perusale at the Cairo site. Stick around, the best is yet to come (and yes, there is LOTS more). BTW, it runs quite well under Windows 7 build 7000
Reply #6 Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:36 AM

Ugh, yet another skinning format

And uh... Neither alpha or beta software can be considered "release" imho... pre-release is more accurate.


Reply #7 Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:46 AM

And you have to be on their release list...not sure I'd wanna go with an alpha...who knows how it'd be with my WSX and SD software.

Beta's are bleeding edge enough for this old coot.

Reply #8 Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:53 AM

And uh... Neither alpha or beta software can be considered "release" imho... pre-release is more accurate

Litestep is still beta...probably will never be anything other than....and it's as rock-solid as any shell around [including Exploder]....

Reply #9 Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:01 AM


No news in five months.

Too bad.

Reply #10 Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:10 AM

But will it play nice? Therein lies the rub.

Reply #11 Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:21 AM

Looking thru their forums I see several familiar names.........

Still in alpha.......for paying.......sorry "donating" customers

Reply #12 Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:34 AM

'10 days'.....




....must be them new-fangled metric ones.....

Reply #13 Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:40 AM

Yeh...cruised over a couple of times....wish it'd come out in a public beta (or RC) format as trialware to see what it could do.

Reply #14 Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:01 AM

I dunno that the people over at Cairo Shell are any more guilty of release delays than Microsoft, Stardock and other software companies... developers who want to get their product as close to right as possible before releasing it to the general public.

Sure it's frustrating to have to wait, particularly when you're just itching to try it out, but what would you rather have... a half baked app that consistently presents with issues, or a well tested complete app that works well right out of the box?

As I recall, Stardock has yet to release a x64 Vista compliant Object dock... and that's been on the table for a while.  And MS delayed the release of Vista by several months because they felt it wasn't ready.  I'm sure there are other cases as well, but irrespective of projected/estimated release dates/times, it ain't done 'til it's done... amd better to be well done than half baked, eh!!

Reply #15 Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:13 AM

starkers....they posted a countdown to a release date.  That implies a specific time...somewhen in the past [now].

It wasn't a case of 'later this year'...or 'soon'....

Reply #16 Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:19 AM

I wonder what the 'real' story is. Well, it'll be out when it'll be out. They don't update what's going on often though, do they?

Reply #17 Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:31 AM

Wonder if  has any information, since it is his thread.

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