|What is the Common Desktop
The Common Desktop
Environment (CDE) is an integrated graphical user interface for open systems desktop
computing. It delivers a single, standard graphical interface for the management of data
and files (the graphical desktop) and applications. CDE's primary benefits -- deriving
from ease-of-use, consistency, configurability, portability, distributed design, and
protection of investment in today's applications -- make open systems desktop computers as
easy to use as PCs, but with the added power of local and network resources available at
the click of a mouse.
Users can manage most aspects of their CDE work environment, including multiple
workspaces, through objects on the CDE "FrontPanel", pictured here.
Open Source CDE is now available