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a linux file browsing program?

Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
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Hi. I have just dumped windows and installed linux (red hat). In windows you can use windows explorer to "explore" files, create files, copy files, etc. The similar one I have installed is "Konqueror", which is ok, I'd say.
does anyone use something different? any suggestions?
I also need to map one network location and I haven't figured out how to do it in konqueror.
thanks!


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Alton Hernandez
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Joined: May 30, 2003
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Hi. I have just dumped windows and installed linux (red hat).

Good for you. I've been using Linux for 7 years now, dual booting at first. Then, about 4 years ago, I completely dumped Windows, and never looked back.

In windows you can use windows explorer to "explore" files, create files, copy files, etc. The similar one I have installed is "Konqueror", which is ok, I'd say.

Linux has 2 popular desktops, namely GNOME and KDE. If you are using Red Hat 9, you can switch between these 2 desktops. "Konqueror" is part of KDE and its counterpart in GNOME is Nautilus.

does anyone use something different? any suggestions?

Besides Nautilus and Konqueror, you can also try 'mc'. But this one is character based - ala Norton Commander.

I also need to map one network location and I haven't figured out how to do it in konqueror.

What do you mean by "map"? Do you want to access a Windows machine from Linux? In that case, you can use Samba.
[ April 02, 2004: Message edited by: Alton Hernandez ]
Stefan Wagner
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To be fair, you may use mozilla (like 'Netscape') as browser.
But I don't use it for file-issues - only for webbrowsing.
The best tool in my opinion - fast, easy to handle, flexible, extendable, easys to understand - is 'mc' alias 'Midnight Commander' - mentioned above.
But for some task you will soon use the command-prompt: your login-shell 'bash' or xterm (xconsole, ...) in X11.
It's much more powerfull than 'cmd.exe' and together with command-completition much more easy to use, and fast.
You will need some time to learn how to use it, but there is nearly nothing, you can't do with it.


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Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
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I agree with the Stefan. You should invest your time learning to use the command line. I typically use the bash shell, but you can configure your system to use any of the other shells available. Typically these include ksh and zsh. Command line shells such as these are much more powerful than the DOS command line. If you have experience with DOSKEY (I think that's what it was called) commands, such as up-arrow to visit command history, you will appreciate the Linux/Unix shells.
Layne


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