Yesterday we were talking about window and desktop managers in Ubuntu. Today we are going to talk about file managers that although it is a less known topic, it is just as exciting and necessary to comment.
But what is a file manager?
Many times our work with the pc is limited to copying files, creating backup copies, modifying, managing, mounting usb, making the web, etc ... All this is based on the manipulation of files, this manipulation of files is done with a manager records.
The question comes when you think at this point, but if I can copy on computers with windows, linux or mac,
Why is there more than one file manager?
Well, just like in desktops and window managers, a file manager can do more or less, depending on the functions it has. For example, in GNU / Linux, in Ubuntu, Nautilus he is the king, he is in charge of previewing the videos and images, mounting the usb, cd's, dvd's or hard drives, managing the copy and moving the files.
But there are other people who consider this as excessive and prefer to stay halfway as Thunar that handles the files of a light way.
There are others who consider that instead of opening windows or changing the situation of a single window, they prefer that open in tabs, in the manner of a web browser, to have all the file views that it has seen throughout the session, for example, as in the case of Dolphin.
There is also a kind of file manager that goes from being a desktop and a file manager, it is called rox filer, in principle it was born as a file manager and little by little it was completed giving way to a desktop although those who want to use it as a file manager can do it perfectly without any interference.
In the blog there are several allusions to different file managers, I will try as soon as possible to show you an example of how to install a file manager in Ubuntu.
More information - Installing Thunar 1.5.1 on Xubuntu 12.10
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