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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Konqueror 192 22.99%
Nautilus 214 25.63%
Midnight Commander 96 11.50%
KFM 2 0.24%
Xplore 1 0.12%
Xfe 11 1.32%
ROX-Filer 25 2.99%
Krusader 45 5.39%
gentoo 4 0.48%
Worker 2 0.24%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 10 1.20%
Xandros File Manager 2 0.24%
Thunar 72 8.62%
Dolphin 96 11.50%
PCManFM 41 4.91%
Gnome Commander 22 2.63%
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:35 AM   #31
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Midnight Commander is good. it's on just about every distro.
Old 01-28-2009, 11:46 AM   #32
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The MC receiving the focus it should to, I personally do in either said MC or in konqueror, all others lacking the sheer number of protocols supported by the konqueror and the speed+stability of MC.

Despite of above written, i voted for krusader.

1. Konqueror being soon obsolete by dolphin (kde4?)
2. MC being omnipresent
3. ever tried to swiftly free couple GB on a multy 100GB system ;-)? the graphical space oversight of krusader just rocks above all (in pie chart mode).
4. Most users ever, used a 2 plane FM, so are familiar to krusader by default
Old 01-31-2009, 05:59 AM   #33
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Thunar. it has a good balance between features and maneuver. i miss the tabs in the new Nautilus but it simply it stands in the user's way (eg: expanding some folders when one tries to select others, issues with changing folder tree owners).
i excluded the KDE ones, although i think Dolphin and Krusader are great.
Old 01-31-2009, 04:31 PM   #34
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I like the way Konqueror can be used in many ways. However, it's fair to say that I haven't tried others, but I will. On the CLI, mc, I guess.
Old 02-03-2009, 01:18 AM   #35
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My vote goes to Konqueror, even though the KDE team tries to replace it with Dolphin. I prefer a File Manager which I can write my own Actions to.
Old 02-03-2009, 05:46 AM   #36
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I can't vote:
The "None/Other" option is missing.

Still awaiting a filemanager that beats TkDesk.
Old 02-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #37
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how can anyone vote Nautilus? its so broken right now - try browsing windows shares with it (Ubuntu, Mint)

SMB4K came to my rescue but its not on the list...

Last edited by qbicdesign; 02-03-2009 at 04:10 PM.
Old 02-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #38
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Dolphin has good features use that.
Old 02-04-2009, 02:45 AM   #39
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Gnome commander was pleasant surprise for me. I found it few months ago. For a newbie like me, it is more user-friendly than MC, IMHO.
Old 02-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #40
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I like midnight commander.
Like Norton commander gives me a feel of the old times.
And it's pretty fast too.
Shows fancy bars when copying...

other then that thunar does most of the job for me.
Old 02-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #41
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I expect a split here between the heavyweights (Konq & Nautilus) and the lightweights. I like the lightweights. PCManFM is slick and fast with no BS.
Old 02-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #42
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Definitely EmelFM2, no other can be tweaked and customized to ones needs like it!
Old 02-04-2009, 02:29 PM   #43
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Total Commander

I use totalcommander via wine. I come from windows world. Sometimes i have to use gnome commander. I wish totalcommander would be made for linux.
Old 02-05-2009, 05:36 AM   #44
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Gnome Commander 1st, but years ago I used to like Midnight Commander.
Old 02-05-2009, 05:46 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by raketten View Post
I use totalcommander via wine. I come from windows world. Sometimes i have to use gnome commander. I wish totalcommander would be made for linux.
try Krusader, a very similar approach to TC.


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