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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Konqueror 111 18.78%
Nautilus 148 25.04%
Midnight Commander 50 8.46%
KFM 0 0%
Xplore 1 0.17%
Xfe 13 2.20%
ROX-Filer 22 3.72%
Krusader 23 3.89%
gentoo 5 0.85%
Worker 4 0.68%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 6 1.02%
Xandros File Manager 0 0%
Thunar 50 8.46%
Dolphin 116 19.63%
PCManFM 29 4.91%
Gnome Commander 13 2.20%
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:28 PM   #31
Registered: Oct 2006
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I feel mc (Midnight Commander) deserves a great bump in 2009.
It was dormant for so long and it went back in development (came to life) just this 2009.

The people deserve great appreciation and support - they make a filemanager that is greatly (and undeserved) underestimated today:

The fastest, the most ergonomic and leas 3rd party dependent package on any system i saw ever:

Just enable "lynks like motion" in preferences and start flying trough FS tree

I would voted for konqueror otherwise, but it got mesmerized (?) to dolphin in KDE4 so I don't know any more which is which!

I miss it's tree view so much!

Krusader is a instead, has excellent disk usage tool, but just an't cutting it with it's default preferences IMHO?

So this Year i vote for the resurrected mc! Long live the 'oldies'!
Old 01-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #32
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darn can't vote . I use konq and mc all the time equally . should have been split CLI/GUI categories here.
Old 01-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #33
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I call it dolphin in disguise, But konq file manager is still in kde4 with the tree . Most of the right click in the tree is back(I say most because some is a bit broken ). I hate to get it listed in the menu classic(or new kicker) I have to always put a # to /usr/share/applications/kde4/Home.desktop
#NoDisplay=true I hate that they figure we all want dolphin .
Old 02-03-2010, 02:07 PM   #34
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Lake District, Chile
Distribution: Arch
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Why is vifm missing?
Old 02-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #35
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Location: vijayawada, India
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I voted for konqueror, but I was expecting dolphin may beat all other file managers.
Old 02-04-2010, 03:24 AM   #36
Registered: Aug 2009
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Voted for Dolphin.
Old 02-09-2010, 04:46 AM   #37
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Location: Idaho
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My vote went for Krusader but I am also fond of Dolphin. Never have really liked Konqueror as a file manager.
Old 02-09-2010, 06:54 AM   #38
Registered: Feb 2010
Location: Florida, Occupied CSA
Distribution: Xubuntu
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I like the simplicity of PCManFM, and it's two-click access to graphically handling files as root (Tools > Open as root). The latest version rawks! I even use it instead of Thunar for now - Thunar is looking great though. My vote: PCManFM! Go PC! Yaaaaay! (dances, jumps, cheers, flips)

Old 03-27-2010, 03:33 AM   #39
Registered: Dec 2006
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Nautilus is quite buggy, you may not notice it day to day, but the deeper you get into it, it is annoying
Old 05-10-2010, 12:55 AM   #40
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This would be a tough choice. I use several. I use Dolphin, Konqueror, and Thunar. Once in while I use Midnight Commander. Thunar for speed, Dolphin because of previewing and Konqueror for its seamlessness when using multiple protocols and a transferring to multiple systems.


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