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[7]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Fri 10th Aug 2012 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by marcp"
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Thing is, any parity in price-drops (or, more generally, in price/performance ratios) wasn't even really achievable for traditional UNIX workstations. Meanwhile, the economies of scale (of that "good enough" approach) afforded the PC working itself upwards, eventually surpassing the "pro" hardware/software.

Joining the PC world did seem to help the only remaining prominent *nix workstation, Mac Pro, for some time ...but it's still visibly slipping away as of late, uprooted also by more traditional PC OEMs.

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