Apr 252012
 

In general a file manager is a program that gives some kind of interface to the file system and that show in a graphical or textual way the files and directory, usually a file manager allow to do some standard operations such as delete, rename copy/paste and other typical operations that you can do on files.

Twin-panel file managers have obligatory connected panels where action in one panel results in a reaction in the second. So for example you could move a file from the first to the second panel, or copy it. In this roundup I‘ll show you some of the most used Twin-panel file manager available on Linux, sometimes they are also called Orthodox file managers or command-based file managers and in general they have three windows (two panels and one command line window).

Note: Konqueror supports multiple panels divided horizontally, vertically or both, but these panels do not act as twin panels by default (the user has to mark the panels he wants to act as twin-panels), so I’ll not put it in this article.

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Nov 032011
 

by
Frank Harris-Smith

There are many reasons I prefer Linux. Near the top of the list is that I’m a tweaker. Someone who enjoys making changes and having things “My Way”, like the song by Frank Sinatra.

Linux has many configuration files, most of which “lurk” in the “/etc” folder. These files are used to configure the mounting of drives, network lists like what IP address goes with what computer name, passwords and admin access, application configuration and even what the boot menu looks like. “Under the Hood” Linux is highly customizable.
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