CDE was a bit before my time dabbling in UNIX, but I’ve always loved that chiselled Motif aesthetic. Remember when Xfce was billed as CDE-like, and had that bottom panel configured in a similar way?

But I digress. I wanted to give a shoutout to /u/paprok getting CDE running on contemporary NetBSD, which I might have to try on my vintage builds!

Screenshot showing paprok's CDE desktop on NetBSD

As an aside, is a phrase with three words. I subscribe to various BSD subreddits in The Old Reader using RSS feeds, so I don’t have to go to the site directly.