Linked by Adam S on Mon 26th Oct 2015 14:00 UTC
Mac OS X For all of the strengths of OS X, two of the complaints recycled year after year are the aged filesystem, HFS+, with its lack of file integrity, and the file manager, the Finder. While replacing HFS+ remains out of our reach, an alternative to the Finder for day-to-day tasks has been achievable for some time. Enter "Commander One," a dual-pane file manager that seeks to fill in the holes that the Finder has famously left. Let's dig in and see what Commander One has to offer.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 26th Oct 2015 19:08 UTC
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That’s because the Finder cannot be fully replaced anymore than Windows Explorer can be: it’s a low level system component, integrated into virtually every aspect of OS X.

Just a nitpick: Explorer is replaceable. LiteStep is probably the best known shell replacement available, and is still being developed (maybe. Last update looks to be 3 months ago)

Talisman is also still being actively developed, but it isn't free. There are others, too.

Also, not listed

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