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[6]: How about apps?
by tylerdurden on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: How about apps?"
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From the wikipedia article:

"Motif's operation was designed to correspond closely with the then-familiar Microsoft Windows and OS/2's Presentation Manager interfaces, and Microsoft played a key role in designing the original style guide."

Windows 1.0 was released in 1985, BTW. "Usable" is a very subjective metric BTW, and irrelevant to the timeline. The point still stands the look and feel of Windows/Presentation manager predates motif by a few years.

Edited 2012-08-08 23:49 UTC

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