CDE Screenshots

Chris Green chris at
Tue Mar 15 09:42:42 CET 2005

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 02:25:02PM -0800, Sami Samhuri wrote:
> * On Mon Mar-14-2005 at 10:15:00 AM -0500, Erik Harrison said:
> > CDE is the Motif based desktop environment which Xfce is loosely
> > based. For those of you interested:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > CDE 1.6 screenshots. Xfce pretty much beats the pants off of it on all
> > levels, at least from the screenies.
> Despite it's horrible, horrible looks it's actually a quite usable
> environment, for me at least. Don't get me wrong, I much prefer Xfce as
> it does indeed beat the pants off CDE. But at school given the choice
> between Gnome and CDE, I choose CDE.
I have been using CDE for just about as long as it has existed, or at
least I've been using it from around 1990 and I think that's about
when it came into existence.

I'm a C/C++/Java developer and our development and delivery platform
is Sun.

I run xfce on my home Slackware system.

To be quite honest since I minimise all the 'eye candy' as far as I am
able and do much of my work in rxvt terminal windows I don't see a
*huge* difference between CDE and xfce, they're both good at being
minimal and keeping out of the way of my actual work.

Chris Green (chris at

    "Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence."

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