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10 Total Commander Alternatives for Linux

Posted by Fibonacci on August 18, 2008

Although we all remember that everything started with legendary Norton Commander, somehow lots of TC users religiously believe that every other, two pane file manager, is a not worthy clone. They all share the same roots, but TC with its rich Plugin library managed to capture the largest user base.

In this article I will try to cover the most popular alternatives for both TC and NC. It is not a review though, so you won’t find any particular recommendation at the end. Everyone chooses the set of features that is relevant for his or her needs.

So without any further delay, lets start:

1. Beesoft Commander

Beesoft Commander

Beesoft Commander

Unfortunately the Home site of this commander doesn’t provide a lot of additional info, but there are some more shots that might be helpful.

2. emelFM2



emelFM2 uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s. The main window is divided into three parts, described as “panes” or “panels”. Two of those (side-by-side or top-to-bottom) show the contents of selected filesystem directories. The third pane, at the bottom of the window, shows the output of commands executed within the program. Those panes can be resized, and any one or two of them can be hidden and unhidden, on request. A built-in command-line, toolbar buttons or assigned keys can be used to initiate commands.

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10 FAQ After one Week on Linux

Posted by Fibonacci on August 14, 2008

There are many cases when after looking at some of the FAQ on the web you ask yourself: “Are they for real? Who asks those questions anyway?” Questions like: “How Does Linux Kernel Versioning Work?” or “How much does Ubuntu cost?” don’t really provide you with the information you need. Mainly because they target a very specific kind of users.

On the other hand there are many really helpful FAQ, some of them were used in preparing this article. I also wondered around many forums collecting questions that real people ask frequently. The target of those questions are mainly Ubuntu users, who came from a Windows world and use it for about a week or two. Here are some of my findings. I hope they will actually help someone.

1. I know that Linux is case sensitive, but WHY???

The truth: Having it as case sensitive always made sense to me.. I always wondered why Windows wasn’t case sensitive..
The reason: case sensitive file names and options give you much more functionality and consistency. For example using ls in a script will always be ls and not LS, lS or Ls. Options like -u and -U will have different functionality, allowing you to do more. Also ls sorting is case sensitive too, that is why file names like Readme will come before readme.

2. Where is the ‘Program Files‘ folder? In which directory can I find my programs now???

You’ve got several… take your pick 🙂
Seriously, the are several places where programs typically reside

/bin – essential system commands
/usr/bin – general commands

Local application installs usually go in /opt or /usr/local (one
location came from BSD, the other from System V)

In addition there is /sbin, /usr/sbin and /usr/local/sbin which appear to
be for Linux/distro specific admin tools

If its a package with its own directory tree I would suggest /opt.

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10 Reasons why GUI Doesn’t Matter

Posted by Fibonacci on August 12, 2008

A lot have been said about user experience, themes and looks of your OS in general. Some claim that OSX has the best GUI around. Aero fans drool over its fancy windows flip thingy. But does it really all matter? Take a look and decide yourself. Don’t forget to leave a comment! 🙂

Important Note [Thanks to Boo and David]: Please take a careful look at the labels of each OS. They are for REAL! (Honestly) 🙂

1. Fedora vs. Vista

Linux Fedora

Linux Fedora

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

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10 Coolest Devices Running Linux (Updated!)

Posted by Fibonacci on August 10, 2008

As you all probably know Linux is not limited to just desktops. It’s far reaching, actually. Not that you’d have a Terminal app on it or anything, but you could. Some of you may have a mobile phone running Linux and you probably don’t even know it. The most popular phone in the world runs Unix. That’s right. The iPhone runs on Unix. Are there any other cool devices out there running on Linux or Unix? Of course there are:

10. Neo FreeRunner

Billed as a completely open source, hackable hardware platform, the Neo FreeRunner is the first OpenMoko phone intended for widespread use by non-developers. Frequent software upgrades are planned.

9. NetGear WGR614L

NetGear’s latest 802.11g WiFi router and access point was born to be hacked. The WGR614L is equipped with a MIPS32-based Broadcom 5354 system-on-chip (SoC) clocked at 240MHz, and supports several commercial and community-supported alternative Linux-based router distributions.

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10 Linux T-shirts that will make you smile

Posted by Fibonacci on August 9, 2008

There are times when I want to let my geekiness out and I want the world to know about it. I decided to share with you my favorite collection of Linux t-shirts that you also might like. Please share your ideas for healthy geeking in the comments.

  1. XP or Better
  2. Make install not wor
  3. You mouse has moved
  4. No place like ~
  5. World without fences
  6. Real Linux commands
  7. Run DOS run
  8. 666 is not evil
  9. 10 types of people
  10. SUDO

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