rename KDE ???

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Sun Jun 14 00:13:12 BST 2009

On 06/14/2009 02:04 AM, RW wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:42:52 -0700
> James Richard Tyrer<tyrerj at>  wrote:
>> Carl-Valentin Schmitt wrote:
>> CDE stands for Common Desktop Environment which is a Desktop for UNIX.
>> I think that the point was to make a free replacement for it.
>> However, KDE wound up being more of a MS-Windows clone and another
>> project has become the replacement for the Common Environment (Xfce).
> Although a default install of XFCE now looks more like KDE3 than KDE4
> does. The traditional look of CDE, with the big free-standing toolbar,
> was never very practical away from the huge monitors that were bundled
> with traditional unix workstations.

To paraphrase Paul Vojta (who in turn paraphrased Shakespeare):

"We come to bury CDE, not to praise it."

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