Linked by karijes on Mon 21st May 2012 00:47 UTC
Window Managers EDE is a desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. Main features of EDE are speed and responsiveness, low resource usage and familiar look and feel. Simply put, a desktop should not get in your way. This is the final 2.0 release, a major rework. Summarizing previous alpha and beta releases, 2.0 is now fully FLTK powered (eFLTK is deprecated) and friendly. Specificaly, this release adds a new notification daemon, replaces the old edewm with the pekwm window manager, fixes a lot of issues and memory leaks, and more. Grab the release and try it. You can also try ede netinstall, a single command that will download and compile EDE for you.
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Comment by BBAP
by Bringbackanonposting on Mon 21st May 2012 08:11 UTC
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Yeah why always Win9x, why not System 6/7? [snort]

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RE: Comment by BBAP
by Doc Pain on Mon 21st May 2012 20:17 in reply to "Comment by BBAP"
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Yeah why always Win9x, why not System 6/7? [snort]

Yes, and for others, XFCE 3 mimicking CDE would be "familiar look and feel" (as CDE was the common dersktop environment on many UNIXes, such as Solaris, HP-UX or AIX). I even had customers who insisted on having XFCE 3 installed because CDE was what they knew and wanted to keep the "familiar look and feel" even on a Linux platform with a different set of (native) applications. They did love it!

For the graphics department, IRIX's desktop might have been considered the "familiar look and feel", similarly for long-time Mac users where pre-OSX might have been considered the typical expectation.

Since "Windows" has become the omnipresent "look and feel" in corporate and therefore home installations (and vice versa), it is often considered the "familiar look and feel" for everyone. But luckily, there are exceptions for those who have never been spoiled with the strange concept "Windows" has about how GUIs should be.

"Familiar" changes over time. I think today many "Windows" users won't find the "Windows '95" look and feel familiar. It might already be too complicated for them to understand (remotely cf. "Don't make me think")... And what is familiar today might be considered "totally overcomplex and unintuitive" tomorrow. I'm thinking of WMs having the "familiar look and feel" of "Metro" in 2027. :-)

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