Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an initiative launched in 1993 by well-known computer companies to develop a uniform graphical user interface
for all Unix variants. The basis for this standardization were development tools
fromthe Open Software Foundation (OSF) and MOTIF as well as the Visual User
Environment (VUE) from Hewlett Packard. Inaddition, client applications for e-mail and messaging
were integrated.Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is a standardized graphical user interface (GUI), similar to
theK-Desktop-Environment (KDE), with user-friendly operation. The CDE interface provides various capabilities such as a collaborative workspace and access to the system
and network resources. The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) was developed by The Open Group.