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By letting you group your icons and quickly toggle them off when they're in the way, Fences 2 makes the desktop both nicer-looking and more useful.
Despite good intentions and an innovative proposition, RetroUI is slower and clunkier than the competition.
With Decor8, you can pick your own background images for the Start and lock screens on Windows 8.
If you're a Windows 8 user missing your Start Menu, this free replacement could be just the ticket.
Windows Explorer has not changed very much over the years, so functionality is limited. Multi Commander tries to remedy this by offering more options.
Sunrise Seven provides an easy way for both beginners and serious geeks to customize many aspects of the Windows 7 system.
Classic Shell's no-frills visual style and ample customization options make it easy to get the Start menu just the way you like it, even if you're using Windows 8. Blazing-fast live search, customizable Start buttons, and more – all for free.
Switch makes it easy to shut down your computer remotely, whether it's from another computer on the same network, using a tweet, or according to a schedule.
With a simple Start menu that pulls results in from the Web, painless installation of apps, and windows that don't take up your whole screen, Pokki offers a better way to enjoy Windows 8, and one that should serve as a lesson for Microsoft.
The Cinnamon 1.8 desktop, for instance, will feature fresh applets and desktop widgets.
Apple's goal isn't copying iOS with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but integrating new features into both of its operating systems.
This free Windows 7 theme brings you face-to-face with the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
This free utility rates the age of your drivers from 'old' to 'very old' to 'ancient.'