Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the seventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part VII, as promised in part VI, we focus completely on CDE, the Common Desktop Environment.
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RE: Yay CDE!
by Moochman on Fri 30th Nov 2007 10:27 UTC in reply to "Yay CDE!"
Moochman
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Hehe after reading this article I am forced to go download the Solaris Express 9/07 VMWare appliance, and I can't wait to try it out! I'm not quite ready to hack away at making it run on my laptop natively, but surely a little tinkering with virtualization can't hurt ;) . (Yes, yes, a 2.2GB download and 8GB of hard drive space just to fiddle a little with CDE is perhaps a bit much, but to me it's worth it.) Yay retro stuff! I don't know what it is, but the LACK of bling and the simplicity is somehow really appealing and in its own way beautiful....

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