WheezyJoe writes: Classic Shell is a free Windows application that for years has replaced Microsoft’s Screen or Menu with a highly configurable, more familiar non-tile menu. Yesterday, the lead released what he said would be the last version of Classic Shell. Citing other interests and the frequency at which Microsoft releases to Windows 10, as well as lagging support for the 32 programming model, the says that he won’t work on the program anymore. The application’s source code is available on SourceForge, so there is a chance others may come and fork the code to continue . There are several alternatives available, some pay and some free (like Start10 and Start Is Back++), but Classic Shell has an exceptionally broad range of tweaks and customizability.

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