Alternatives to CDE (Common Desktop Environment) for all platforms with any license

  • Xfce icon


    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • Cinnamon icon


    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • MATE icon


    Many users of GNOME 2 dislike GNOME 3. MATE is a fork of the good old GNOME 2.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD FreeBSD OpenIndiana GhostBSD

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  • LXDE icon


    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • LXQt icon


    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • Enlightenment icon


    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux BSD

  • Budgie icon


    Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

    Free Open Source Windows

  • Lumina Desktop Environment icon

    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD PC-BSD

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  • EDE icon


    Equinox Desktop Environment is simple and small graphical desktop environment for UNIX operating systems

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Solaris

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  • Bluetile icon


    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as...

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Emerge Desktop icon

    Emerge Desktop

    Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally provided by Windows Explorer) for Windows 2000 and above. In order to replace...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Emerge Desktop is no longer maintained. Last version, 6.1.3, released in 2012, and the source code are still available on SourceForge
  • Elokab icon


    Elokab Desktop Environment is an open-source independent desktop environment for Linux which uses QT libraries like KDE .

    Free Open Source Linux

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