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jefro 08-06-2012 10:59 AM

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.

If all this has been posted then a mod is welcome to delete this post.

TB0ne 08-06-2012 11:00 AM

Wow...that brings back memories...:) Thanks for the link

segmentation_fault 08-07-2012 02:03 AM

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.

syg00 08-07-2012 03:34 AM

Maybe I'm in the minority, but CDE never appealed to me. Saw it in OpenSolaris, quickly changed to Gnome.

evo2 08-07-2012 03:39 AM

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.


wigry 08-08-2012 03:55 AM

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.

nigelc 08-08-2012 06:29 AM

xfce4 is better.:)

segmentation_fault 08-08-2012 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by nigelc (Post 4748853)
xfce4 is better.:)

No. Xfce needs a lot more RAM.

Mr. Alex 08-21-2012 05:47 AM

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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