Zoë Blade's notebook


CDE (short for Common Desktop Environment) is a standardised desktop environment for some versions of UNIX and its clones. It was popular in the 1990s, and has a rather distinctive pastel aesthetic.

It uses the Motif widget toolkit, making its appearance familiar to those accustomed to Hewlett-Packard's VUE or IRIX's IRIX Interactive Desktop, and vice versa.

Desktop environments: CDE | GEM