Linked by dampfmaschinen on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 23:39 UTC
X11, Window Managers

CDE 2.2.1 has been released on March 1. The release includes various bugfixes, a NetBSD port and improvement for UTF-8 locales with a new Greek UTF-8 translation.

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Wow, this brings back
by Troels on Tue 4th Mar 2014 09:47 UTC
Troels
Member since:
2005-07-11

a lot of bad memories of using CDE on Solaris in the late 90s. It was akward, it was slow, and it was ugly. I especially loathed that yellow "LED" that seemed to flash forever when you tried to open a drawer or start an application.

I prefered OpenWindows, since that was only akward and ugly :-)

It was first with KDE 1.0, and especially KDE 1.1, that i found that unix/linux was not painful to use with a GUI.

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RE: Wow, this brings back
by Adurbe on Tue 4th Mar 2014 10:37 in reply to "Wow, this brings back"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

It was undeniably ugly. I personally didn't find it slow, but I guess that's subjective.

What I remember about it most is it ALWAYS behaved. It Never ever did something unexpected, or pop something up I didn't ask it to.

We have shifted to an age where everything feels it should notify you of everything at all times. I liked the more more understated way CDE worked.

If I were given the choice of using it now though... at work I might be tempted, at home, no way.

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