Last Updated on: 27th April 2022, 01:35 pm
There is a new desktop available for Sparkers: NsCDE
What is NsCDE?
Not so Common Desktop Environment (NsCDE) is a retro but powerful (kind of) UNIX desktop environment which resembles CDE look (and partially feel) but with a more powerful and flexible framework beneath-the-surface, more suited for 21st century unix-like and Linux systems and user requirements than original CDE.
NsCDE can be considered as a heavyweight FVWM theme on steroids, but combined with a couple other free software components and custom FVWM applications and a lot of configuration, NsCDE can be considered a lightweight hybrid desktop environment.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nscde-desktop
or via APTus-> Desktop tab -> NsCDE icon
It can be installed on all Sparky editions, means: Sparky 4/5/6 amd64/i386/armhf.
It is a release candidate 21, build and works ok on amd64, but the workspace switcher doesn’t load on i386 and ARMHF so far.
License: GNU GPL 3
2 thoughts on “NsCDE”
This is really great Thanks for including it in Sparky and thanks to the author of NsCDE phenomenal work.
Thanks a lot Pavroo for adding NsCDE to Sparky. I took it for a test drive and enjoyed it a lot. The developer put a lot of effort into it and turns out it’s surprisingly usable.
I wrote a quick review on it on my blog: