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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Nautilus 217 15.93%
Konqueror 698 51.25%
Midnight Commander 159 11.67%
KFM 5 0.37%
Xplore 1 0.07%
Xfe 44 3.23%
ROX-Filer 78 5.73%
Krusader 97 7.12%
gentoo 21 1.54%
Worker 6 0.44%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 21 1.54%
Xandros File Manager 15 1.10%
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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File Manager of the Year

A new poll last year, which ended up being a close race.

Old 01-29-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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midnight commander!
Old 01-29-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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krusader. the improvements it's had lately make it 200% better than sliced bread
Old 01-29-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by phobox
krusader. the improvements it's had lately make it 200% better than sliced bread
Voted for that as well. The 1.7 beta versions are really awesome.
Old 01-29-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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I prefer explorer type interfaces over the twin panel so I chose Xfe. Xfe along with blackbox or fluxbox make all the DE I need
Old 01-29-2006, 04:14 PM   #6
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I am a Konqueror!
Old 01-29-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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Konqueror. Simply the best, and has been for a long time.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:53 AM   #8
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Nautilus is my choice.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:54 AM   #9
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Another one for XFE... Although, the one stock with xfce is working really well for me right now too...
Old 01-30-2006, 06:31 AM   #10
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xffm from svn is a great file manager. I love it. It is light and has a number of very useful plugins.
Old 01-30-2006, 07:49 AM   #11
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Nautilus. Don't laugh!

Nautilus has come so far in the last year. Many of the pugins and extra scripts which are now available (easily installable on my distro, too) make doing things like mounting isos or changing audio formats as easy as right-clicking. Although no one else seems to like spatial, it keeps my desktop uncluttered and remembers where I'm at.
Old 01-30-2006, 11:18 AM   #12
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Emelfm2 first choice, rox second.
Old 01-30-2006, 11:46 AM   #13
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You can't beat KIO Slaves in Konqueror. Audio CDs, IPod support, Digital camera support, all right in your file manager. Simply wonderful!
Old 01-30-2006, 12:09 PM   #14
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I vote for nautilus.
I think konqueror is the most powerful, but I was sophisticated.
Most of the time I use nautilus
Old 01-30-2006, 12:12 PM   #15
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I like the fact that Konqueror supports sftp. I got very fed up of transferring files between work and home on the command line...


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