file managers and texteditors. Can you reccomend some?
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you have probably used vi/vim and emacs (xemacs for gui) as well as this there many others but if your using Konqueror your probaly using KDE windows manager so Kate is probably a good choice.
I love Konqueror Its my only reason for using KDE so if you learn to use it (you can do loads). If your running gnome theres natulis which is simple. (use C-l) to bring up address bar. If your happy using the shell Midnight Commander.
Mostly I use CLI for everything so mc (midnight commander) is the perfect choice for me. For you if you need something more fancy there is the
Endeavour Mark II - File Management Suite.
There are tons of text editors. Again. I use mostly CLI for everything so mcedit is my choice. There is Kate, Kwrite for KDE and Gedit for Gnome but if you want something more complex try OpenOffice2 or KOffice or something that does not come to my mind now. (^_^)
Hey... Why don't you check out icewalkers.com It is the best collection of softwares out there.
I use konqueror as my file manager... it can be used outside of KDE (but it requires some services loaded from the KDE libraries). It also has a nice pre-load option so as not to be dog slow on my old laptop. I don't like Rox very much, gentoo (not the distro obviously) is ugly but practical and serves the purpose.
Text editors i love joe in aterm, quick to start, quick to use, can't really get any simpler. Also nano since it comes with alot of distros.
As yo ucan see it's mostly opinion, based on intended purpose and user level. You have a lot of software packages now that you can explore though
a good filemanager and editor are the one that will make you stick to it even if your got a "redundantly" fast and powerfull computer ...
for a slower learner like me , many times its better to be able to do somekind of "comparision" side by side and do it fast(forget about those slow like hell ones like going into /usr/lib directory)... so i go for a slim but powerfull double-paned filemanager like emelfm2 and gentoo ... you can actually have them as alternatives somewhere in your menu if you want ...
as for text editor ... as long as it an gui text editor that can open mb of a single file within split seconds , came with syntax highlighting(even if we dont need it most of the time) , then it is very good ...
i have seen and heard of some said light-weight editors but i find them weird although they are definately not those fully-functionally equibed editor ... they cant really say that they are light-weight ...
Here are my thoughts; I usually dislike the "big" desktop system programs, including Nautilus and Konqueror (except when I'm using either of the two big desktops; integrated they're nice, outside the desktop environments not so nice).
Both come with XFCE these days, work fast, provide you with that you actually need, without all the nice magic strings and ping wings. Thunar resembles Nautilus somehow, but it's definitely lighter = faster, and...well, it does what I need, and nothing I don't want it to. Mousepad is like Notepad on Windows, everything you need, except it's better and if I need something more "professional", I'll usually use Bluefish since it fills my most needs (only TeX is missing, but mousepad works for it well enough, even without syntax hilighting).
I read somewhere that thunar was avaliable in the Debian unstable branch, so I added this line to my sources.list file.
When i ran ap-get update followed by apt-get install thunar it said that some packages were beeing removed, among them x-window-system-core. It also said that it was going to upgrade the kernel to the same version I already had (2.6). I asnwerd no because I didn't want it to remove any packages. Is it really necceserry to remove them in order to install thunar
I like the commandline too. It's a very powerful tool, but I want thunar installed. The promblem is, when i try to install it, using apt-get install thunar, it wants to remove a bunch of things as I mentioned in my last post. Is there any wat to avoid this?
... I want thunar installed. The promblem is, when i try to install it, using apt-get install thunar, it wants to remove a bunch of things as I mentioned in my last post. Is there any wat to avoid this?
If it's too complicated getting thunar, try rox-filer. I used it for years with e16 and fluxbox, and it worked well.