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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Nautilus 217 15.93%
Konqueror 698 51.25%
Midnight Commander 159 11.67%
KFM 5 0.37%
Xplore 1 0.07%
Xfe 44 3.23%
ROX-Filer 78 5.73%
Krusader 97 7.12%
gentoo 21 1.54%
Worker 6 0.44%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 21 1.54%
Xandros File Manager 15 1.10%
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:14 AM   #46
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home sweet home ... Midnight Commander
Old 02-02-2006, 10:19 AM   #47
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midnight commander
Old 02-02-2006, 12:43 PM   #48
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Konqueror for me.
Old 02-02-2006, 02:59 PM   #49
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Konquerer. It's fine for what I need.
Old 02-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #50
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Nautilus is much faster than Konqueror
Old 02-02-2006, 07:44 PM   #51
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midnight commander!
your bacon saver!
The best tux app ever
Old 02-03-2006, 03:17 AM   #52
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krusader hit this year
Old 02-04-2006, 09:08 AM   #53
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midnight commander!
Old 02-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #54
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I use Rox mostly.
I always install the KDE libs so I can have Konqueror. For a quick access to a shared resource Konqueror will have it done before you can get it mounted normally.
Old 02-06-2006, 11:45 AM   #55
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Firstly try emelFM and then emelFM2. You will not regret it. EmelFM2 is currently the best on the market. [Well, of course MC is unbeatable on certain points, but it is old and specific].

Last edited by landroni; 02-06-2006 at 11:46 AM.
Old 02-07-2006, 07:54 AM   #56
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All are good but this one is my favourite. Nautilus that is

Last edited by vikramna; 02-07-2006 at 07:55 AM.
Old 02-07-2006, 11:27 AM   #57
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I voted Nautilus. With the advent of VFS and the ability to mount remote shares (be them SMB, FTP, SSH, HTTP) and have them persistent across reboots/session logins is incredible!
Old 02-07-2006, 01:15 PM   #58
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Konqueror is great, but MC is crucial.

Konqueror is great, I use it every day; but for me MC is crucial to administer any GNU/Linux box. Installing MC is roughly the 3rd item on my std. check list to make a new install usable.

For those of you not (yet) familiar w/ MC: (from KPackage)
midnight commander - a powerful file manager
GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on remote systems (e.g. FTP, SSH, SMB servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.
Why MC:
  • works w/ or w/o GUI
  • "highlight & activate" navigation
    -- w/ keyboard or mouse
  • 2 panels
  • easy CLI access
  • "fish"-ing
    -- i.e. connect either or both panels to a remote machine
  • mcedit included

Text mode, i.e. no GUI necessary, is the deal-breaker -- I love the ease of reading of my GUI, & I usually fire up MC in a Konsole, rather than a tty/vc; but there are times when X is inconvenient or unavailable, & then I must know I can fall back on MC in its original state. I think that there is a very good reason why the Konsole "Session" menu includes MC & root MC.

I wish that all distros, especially the ones aimed at new users, automatically included MC. For me it is a near crime that Linspire (ugh) & SimplyMEPIS (my favorite) do not include it. My Q for them is: Who do you think is going to help your converts when they need it, and what do you think those helpers' favorite emergency tools are? </ rant>
Old 02-07-2006, 04:02 PM   #59
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Rox got my vote (due to size/features ratio) although I prefer Nautilus.
Old 02-07-2006, 05:36 PM   #60
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Kudos to the mods for removing the spamvertisement!

Flame deleted. If you didn't see it, well, maybe I'll post a similar one directed at another spammer sometime.

Last edited by KimVette; 02-07-2006 at 06:52 PM.


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