Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 00:00 UTC
X11, Window Managers We have some very good news for those of us with a love for the Common Desktop Environment. I'm a huge fan of CDE - I've even dedicated an article to it - so I'm excited about this. CDE has been released as open source under the LGPL, and can be downloaded as of today for Debian and Ubuntu. Motif will follow later.
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Appreciation for CDE, OpenVMS
by Hypnos on Mon 6th Aug 2012 01:38 UTC
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2008-11-19

It was coherently designed, well-documented and almost entirely bug free. Not unlike OpenVMS, which is where I used CDE.

Yeah, it's ugly as sin, but managed to stay out of the way let you do your work, which I consider a high compliment for a desktop environment -- or an operating system.

Does this mean I'll use it now? No -- XFCE, which has a lot more mindshare, does the job for me, and there are many GTK apps I would miss (e.g., Firefox). Perhaps CDE should have gone open a long time ago to have any hope ...

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