Red Hat CDE

CDE provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the X Window System.

If you administer a heterogeneous Unix environment, it's a good bet that CDE can make your life easier by standardizing an X environment across all platforms. CDE also helps programmers develop and deploy cross-platform X applications with a minimum of fuss.

As a developer, CDE's four workspaces help me reduce clutter on my display. During a typical development session I'll open a terminal process in one workspace, use Netscape Navigator in a second workspace, use ghostview in a third and use xxgdb in the fourth.

I am very happy with my purchase. Red Hat delivers a solid product with good documentation that is well worth the purchase price of $79.95US plus shipping. Red Hat also sells a Developer's Edition for $199.00US. If you enjoy a nice GUI, you too will like CDE. CDE lends a lot of credibility to Linux as a production environment.

In 1975 Don Kuenz wrote his first program on a teletype machine connected to an HP computer, in BASIC. Don currently operates the software consulting company Kuenzsoftware, located in Casper, Wyoming. He also teaches computer science classes at Casper College. In his spare time he plays the piano, peddles around on a mountain bike and flies planes. He can be reached via e-mail at


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