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Old 01-02-2015, 10:58 AM   #16
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:44 AM   #17
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Robert Hope: As you can see, Steve Ballmer was right in 2002 (?) when he decried Linux as "Communist software" because our answers demonstrate that we are a homogeneous group of like-minded users, all of one opinion -- and Joe Schmo discovered America. The wonderful thing about Linux is choices you won't find in Windows.

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (long term support) version. I love it. But I hate the designed-for-kiddies Unity bar. So I just installed a DM (desktop manager) called Gnome and everything I need and want came with it, including a file manager called Nautilus, the subject of your question. Windows gives you exactly one DM. The thing is such a total part of Windows it doesn't even have a name (unless you're willing to grant that explorer.exe is an application name).

Try Linux. Experiment with the different releases and desktops. I think you'll find that it leaves Windows where it belongs, with the Little Leaguers.

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:10 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by johnsfine View Post
What integration???

Maybe I'm missing out on some features I don't know exist.
Yes, you're missing file associations, for instance; when you open a video file on Dolphin, it will attempt to launch some KDE program like Dragon Player or Kaffeine. Open an image file and it will attempt to launch Gwenview. And so on. I guess it can be set up to use the programs that come with other DEs, but the default behaviour is to use KDE software.

Not to mention the fact that when you use Dolphin on another DE -- or any other file manager, in my experience -- it won't look as clean as it looks on its own DE, so you'll have the entire desktop using a set of icons and a specific look & feel, and the file manager will look quite different to the DE it is being used on.

Sure these may be minor issues, but saying there is no integration is not entirely true.
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my first action was to find the equivalent of WE
This would be a good time to bring up this link

I use nemo, which has native ssh,ftp, & other support. I can glob search in the gui "*.mp4" and searches take a lot less time. It also lets you run literally any command on any file & set that as default, supports split panel & It has both a basic view & tree view.
I find it to be very simple to use.

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