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
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alternative_shells_for_Windows

Also, not listed

http://www.winstep.net

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by darknexus on Tue 27th Oct 2015 01:02 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Just a nitpick: Explorer is replaceable.

No, it's not. Even if you replace the interface and launch a different shell, explorer's functions and views are integrated in so many other places that you cannot replace it. Any attempt to do so will essentially brick your Windows installation. The best you can do is launch a different shell which can, to some extent, hide explorer's ui.

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