Last Updated on: 19th September 2023, 11:45 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.

Copyright: “Hegel3DReloaded”
License: GNU GPL 3
GitHub: github.com/NsCDE/NsCDE


2 thoughts on “NsCDE”

  1. This is really great Thanks for including it in Sparky and thanks to the author of NsCDE phenomenal work.

  2. 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:



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