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: great! my favorite desktop!!
by bassbeast on Fri 10th Aug 2012 19:45 UTC in reply to "great! my favorite desktop!!"
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Question: As someone who never used CDE back in the day I have to ask, other than nostalgia of course...why would anyone care now?

After all it isn't like there isn't tons and tons of DEs to choose from now in FOSS, your KDEs, GNOMEs, XFCE, E17, LXDE,JWM, etc, you have so many choices and all of them frankly are so much better supported and so far ahead i just have to ask what the point is of wasting time and resources on something so...well old.

So while i'm all for there being more stuff to play with I just don't get the point of trying to bring truly ancient history back from the dead. To me it always made about as much sense as trying to run a new machine with Win95, we've just come so far from those days other than strictly nostalgia I just don't get it.

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wigry Member since:

You might as well ask why there are so many people using FVWM? Again very ancient desktop.

I personally fr example have turned all my Windows 7 installations tio basically Windows 2000 desktops. All themes and other bling off.

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zima Member since:

"so many" doesn't mean what you think it means...

Edited 2012-08-14 00:03 UTC

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