Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:36 UTC
Windows "eWEEK Labs has been testing Microsoft Windows Vista builds for more than three years, and our evaluation of the final code shows that the new operating system is a significant improvement over its predecessor, Windows XP. What's more, with a raft of subsystem and driver model improvements, Microsoft has laid out in Vista a solid foundation for stability and usability gains in future Windows versions. For enterprises running XP on their desktops and notebooks, however, a Vista upgrade is no slam-dunk. While Vista's new UAC facilities can make it easier for companies to appropriately lock down their desktops, for instance, it's quite possible to run a well-managed shop of XP machines, either out of the box or with the aid of lockdown tools."
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pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

... but put Directory Opus on the machine, and no other file manager made thus far can touch it.

I disagree. Far Manger ( http://www.farmanager.com ) is the best file manager for Windows. Many get put off by the fact that it's a console application, but the power it gives the user is simply astonishing.

It's one of the very few applications that keeps me tied to the Windows world.

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

It's one of the very few applications that keeps me tied to the Windows world.

Have you ever tried Midnight Commander? If I didnt' know better (which I don't), FarManager looks identical to MC (for linux).

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Have you ever tried Midnight Commander? If I didnt' know better (which I don't), FarManager looks identical to MC (for linux).//

Midnight Commander
http://www.gnu.org/software/mc/
http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/images/mc-panelize-info.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_commander

Far manager
http://www.farmanager.com/index.php?l=en
http://www.farmanager.com/screenshots.php?l=en
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAR_Manager

Both are clones of the ages-old Norton Commander for DOS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Commander

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Commander#Norton_Commander_insp...

Edited 2006-11-28 13:16

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Yes, I've tried it, but Far Manager is much more extensible, and feels more stable, responsive and predictable (at least in my experience).

See here for a full list of plugins:
http://plugring.farmanager.com/cgi-bin/downld.cgi?Lang=Eng

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