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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 01-07-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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File Manager of the Year

What is your file manager of choice?

Old 01-08-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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ROX for me as well
Old 01-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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As with Kwrite as an editor, I'm still stuck on Konqueror, but I admit I haven't even tried many of the ones on the poll, so there's very likely a good replacement for trusty Konq on the desktop -- I just need to get around to finding it.

Outside X, I use mc.
Old 01-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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Being a CLI user mostly, I prefer Midnight Commander.
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Thunar is the best in the list but I've been using PCManFM on the LXDE based workstations and it's also come a long way in short period of time so going to give it the vote this year.

Otherwise, man, oh man, I wish Gnome would pull Thunar in and ditch the lameness that is Nautilus. In the meantime lets hope that the "Thunar Threat" at least gives the Nautilus dev heads a much needed kick in the pants.
Old 01-11-2010, 06:04 AM   #7
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PCmanfm with multiple tabs yet does not provide history save.
Nautilus got multitab after 2.24 version.
I have not come across file manager that provides multiple tab with all control using keyboard & opening file types with relevant application ?
Old 01-11-2010, 05:24 PM   #8
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I normally use the terminal, but when i want simplify some tasks I use nautilus.
Old 01-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #9
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Thunar is improving in leaps and bounds. My vote goes there. MC in the terminal.
Old 01-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #10
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Dolphin is neat so my vote is there (My preferred one is MC though)
Old 01-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #11
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Usually do most of my file management from the CLI (ls, cp, mv, rm, etc.), but I do like Midnight Commander. And I do sometimes use Nautilus because drag-and-drop is nice at times.
Old 01-13-2010, 05:44 AM   #12
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Since Dolphin is a little bug yet,
my vote goes to the good 'n old konqueror.
Old 01-13-2010, 07:52 AM   #13
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I wish I could vote for thunar. Unfortunately my vote goes to konqueror again.
Dolphin crashes too much. MC hangs with ftp sessions. Thunar lacks functionality that konqueror has.
There's still krusader, but I haven't got used to it (yet!).
Old 01-13-2010, 08:17 AM   #14
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it just works
Old 01-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #15
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I like Dolphin, It looks nice, but it is crashing frequently. So again my vote to "konqueror".


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