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[4]: How about apps?
by tylerdurden on Mon 6th Aug 2012 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How about apps?"
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Nope, Presentation Manager predates Motif by a few years. Motif was developed as a partnership between several vendors (HP and Digital mainly) and Microsoft, the goal was to have a consistent look and feel between Windows/OS2 and Unix machines. At least that was the "theory," the end result was a dreadful mess of a toolkit.

I think it is ironic to see people praising Motif/CDE, given how much it kinda stunk during its heyday.

Edited 2012-08-06 21:07 UTC

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