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Old 05-21-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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Newbie looking for a useful file manager

I am trying to understand how to work with a Linux, using an Ubuntu 10.4 platform.
For a non-programmer, trying to understand how to work with files is something Linux does not seem to be able to propogate.
Is there a file manager designed to be understood by a newcomer?
Or is there a more simple base to begin with than Ubuntu?
What do those making recommendations to new users suggest as an easy interface for understanding Linux?
Look forward to any helpful suggestions.
Regards, patforkin.
Old 05-21-2011, 05:51 AM   #2
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Ubuntu is about as simple as it gets tbh. You'll be using Nautilus, which is patronizingly simple to use, even compared to Windows Explorer. What are you actually finding confusing? Files get stored and used in different ways to Windows, but that doesn't mean it's confusing or hard, just different.
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Maybe you could explain what you mean by understood? How is Nautilus, the default in Ubuntu, any less intuitive than say Windows Explorer (assuming this is your comparison)?
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I would use the default if you are new to linux.

As said above. What exactly is the problem?

Open it and play around with it a bit. Pretty strait forward.

Just realize that you cant change things in directories that you are not a part of (for example changing files in the root directory when logged in as a user). Is that what you mean by not understanding.

The interface is pretty strait forward.
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On the grounds that what might be confusing you is the Filesystem Hierarchy, rather than the browser, let me suggest this link:


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