Mon, 01 Nov 2021

The Dream of a Common Desktop Environment is Alive In Portland

CDE running on a Raspberry Pi in 4k

I was feeling a little nostalgic for the 1990s, so I turned one of my many Raspberry Pis into a CDE desktop.

I roughly followed the instructions here, but they’re kind of broken if you pull the current source. If anyone cares to try it themselves, I can drop a note with the extra steps I needed.

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The Magic Word:
The two elements in water are hydrogen and ______

Q: How many IBM types does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Fifteen. One to do it, and fourteen to write document number
GC7500439-0001, Multitasking Incandescent Source System Facility,
of which 10% of the pages state only “This page intentionally
left blank”, and 20% of the definitions are of the form “A:…..
consists of sequences of non-blank characters separated by blanks”.