Perhaps something like Thunar, or Dolphin would suit your needs. As far as installing them, if you want to compile from source, it's not that hard - it's essentially the same as compiling anything (like IceWM):
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install
If you want to use DPKG (as per your "Distribution"):
# apt-get install thunar || apt-get install dolphin
However, should you yearn for a dual-paned (Midnight Commander-like) file manager: Gentoo, Emelfm, Gnome-Commander, to name a few.