The Common Desktop Environment
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is a commercial graphical user interface for UNIX in its various flavors (AIX, Digital UNIX, HP/UX, Solaris, UnixWare, etc.). The desktop has been jointly developed by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell and Sun Microsystems. It has been adopted as a standard operating environment by these companies and many others in the UNIX workstation market.
The CDE incorporates the dtwm window manager. This is a Motif-compliant, virtual window manager and is similar to the HP/UX program vue.
Here are some screenshots:
- The standard setup of the CDE, running under Solaris, can be seen in this screenshot (64k).
- Here is a customized setup from email@example.com, added in September 1997: 1280x1024 screenshot (78k), and dtwmrc.
- From firstname.lastname@example.org, added in March 1998: A Linux screenshot (204k).
- From email@example.com, added in March 1998: 1280x1024 screenshot (374k). Again the platform is Linux: RedHat 4.2 with TriTeal CDE.
- From firstname.lastname@example.org, added in May 2000: A heavily customized 1024x768 screenshot (89k) of CDE running on Solaris x86.
- From email@example.com, added in December 2000: A screenshot (232k) of Xi Graphics' DeXtop CDE running on RedHat Linux 6.2.
For more information see the following: