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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RE: Comment by marcp
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 09:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Thom_Holwerda
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Just because it's old doesn't mean it doesn't have good ideas. You reference Mac OS 8/9 - for me, that interface, Platinum, is miles and miles ahead of whatever UI disaster Apple is using now. Platinum was designed with usability in mind, it was consistent and logical. Mac OS X, on the other hand, is Microsoft BOB with garish skeuomorphic crap and incredibly inconsistent.

Old != bad. Platinum > Aqua.

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