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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If the Tao is great, then the operating system is great. If the
operating system is great, then the compiler is great. If the compiler
is great, then the application is great. If the application is great, then
the user is pleased and there is harmony in the world.
The Tao gave birth to machine language. Machine language gave birth
to the assembler.
The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Now there are ten thousand
languages.
Each language has its purpose, however humble. Each language
expresses the Yin and Yang of software. Each language has its place within
the Tao.
But do not program in COBOL if you can avoid it.
— Geoffrey James, “The Tao of Programming”