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Old 10-21-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Talking file manager -exploerer (if you will) for gnome systems

Gnome GUI default File Manager
k rite
Ive used linux and unix for many years as text based command line driven servers, i just recently switched over for my full desktop using mandrake 10 (insert jokes here) goin great runs smooth and fast for what i want out of a os.

under gnome (possibally kde I dunno that win manager is too filled with bloat and garbage for me and my use) you get a cute window based filemanager called natulus (spelling)

the simplest of task like moving directroies or files tend to bog the machine a bit and more annoyingly pops up a offcenter gnome watch mouse pointer (wait icon) for about 10+ min

along with
no gui based support for formating fat16 based floppys
and generally feels like a cheap half arsed web bowser from 1990

Its actually simpler to do my file management from the command line, which, Im honestly too lazy to deal with it when im home......

Can Someone PLEASE suggest a good filemanager for gnome 2 ???

this question has been probally been asked a million times, but i couldnt find it in search

thanks for your help

your local MCSE guru who refuses to use MS

ps: oh yea if you could point me in the direction of a good gnu cd burning software that supports multisession disk that would be great.

Last edited by masterofmedia; 10-21-2004 at 10:09 PM.
Old 10-21-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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I don't notice too many problems with nautilus, strange that it takes 10 min to move files, presumably your machine specs and DMA etc are ok?

For floppy disk formatting there is a tool called "Floppy Formatter" under System Tools, can that not do fat16, I can't check because my laptop has no FDD.

Old 10-21-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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Yes, Floppy Formatter does Fat 16.


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