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Old 08-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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CDE released.


Not sure if this has been posted but the old window manager CDE has been release as open source.

Anyone who has been on unix/qnx/solaris/aix or other commercial type systems might have remembered it or still use it today (as I do).

I remember the day when Metro was the only game in town. It cost more than the OS as I recall.

Hope to get it running on a system soon.

Their site is borked a bit but you can get to sourceforge and get the alpha file. www.cdesktopenv.org/

If all this has been posted then a mod is welcome to delete this post.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Wow...that brings back memories... Thanks for the link
 
Old 08-07-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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We used Solaris 10 with CDE on the CS department I am registered! (until they switched them to Debian) I will definitely try to install it on my PC.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 AM   #4
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Maybe I'm in the minority, but CDE never appealed to me. Saw it in OpenSolaris, quickly changed to Gnome.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 04:39 AM   #5
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CDE was my first introduction to a graphical environement. Was running on dec alphas at uni. The sys admin hated it though and compiled fvwm for us: never went back.

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #6
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CDE is such an extreme UI that it instantly splits people into two crowds - you either love it or hate it. I am in the first group. Although I've seen and used CDE in two environments - AIX and Solaris. Liked AIX color scheme but didn't like Solaris colors that much. Still CDE is a missing piece to create a true old-school unix experience on top of modern OS (like Linux or FreeBSD). Some people simply like old-school I've always had good memories about big beige box from IBM that had RS/6000 F50 written on it.

Here is a good article highlighting the good points about CDE - it all about usability with zero bling.
http://www.osnews.com/story/18969/pt_VII_CDE/page1/

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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xfce4 is better.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #8
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xfce4 is better.
No. Xfce needs a lot more RAM.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #9
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Xfce is not a WM. It's not better. It's like alternative version of Gnome 2 - fat DE.

BTW when will this version of CDE be available in Arch repos?
 
  


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