JP Vossen on 24 Apr 2009 12:27:26 -0700

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[PLUG] "Interesting or useful Ubuntu & Debian Packages"

The previous messages about nullmailer and ssmtp reminded me that we 
need a wiki page on which to list "Interesting or useful Ubuntu & Debian 
Packages"...  I have my own personal cheat sheet, but...

For example, I recently went looking for a decent dual-pane file manager 
for Ubuntu.  FreeCommander is *awesome* for Windows (haven't tried it in 
Wine yet, but something as fundamental as a file mangler makes me a tad 
nervous to run in Wine).

I found (comments are my personal opinion), emelfm2 didn't jump out at 
me in the repos, I found it in Jeff's blog a day or two later:

bsc - graphical file manager with two panels
	= Semi-minimalistic, not that pretty, OK

emelfm2 - file manager for X/gtk
 >	= No menus, too many buttons, very configurable

gnome-commander - nice and fast file manager for the GNOME desktop
 >	= Not that pretty, OK

krusader - twin-panel (commander-style) file manager for KDE (and other 
	= WAY to KDE-y, overwhelming and eye searing
	= Depends: kdelibs4c2a

mc - midnight commander - a powerful file manager
	= text-mode full-screen file manager

xnc - X Northern Captain nc/mc-like filemanager for X
	= Really ugly, yuck

I settled (and I do mean "settled"): for gnome-commander, but it's very 
primitive compared to FreeCommander.

As for single-pane FMs I use Nautilus and Thunar (from XFCE, but very 
thin and fast and great on Gnome too).  I've even replaced Nautilus with 
Thunar as the default on some machines 

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