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.
Permalink for comment 530620
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Fri 10th Aug 2012 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

In my experience, older software seems to be somewhat *less* buggy. It's probably due to a smaller code base (less code, fewer bugs), longer product cycle for stamping out issues, and pretty much no features added in a hurry because it's in fashion at the time.

Nah, we mostly remember the relatively few positive examples (and those which survived, which still can be used; long-maintained hence, duh, decently debugged) - while forgetting tons of negative ones.

Similar effects with the popular myths about old films and music, or the general "old times were better" ...we just don't remember so well all the crap that was pushed, how the nice stuff wasn't so available and discoverable (a'la imdb or last.fm)

Reply Parent Score: 2