[kde-linux] KDE file manager that mimics Windows Explorer ?

Rod Butcher rbutcher at hyenainternet.com
Fri Sep 9 07:34:39 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 08:24 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 09 Sep 2005 08:12, Rod Butcher wrote:
> > The guy I installed KDE for, is used to Windows.. I explained to him the
> > concept of / being the equivalent of "my computer" , and that in Linux
> > everything is a file under / . He is not a dummy, and understands this,
> > but at the same time was quite happy with the Windows concepts, apart
> > from all the viruses (viri ?).
> > So - is there a KDE-friendly gui file manager that mimics the Windows
> > concepts ? He realises Konqueror is the equivalent of Windows Explorer &
> > & IE rolled into one, but kinda likes the way he used to work
> Just what is it that he misses, Rod?  I'm sure Konqueror can be persuaded 
> to do anything that Explorer can do, it's just a matter of knowing what he 
> wants.
He is used to the way Windows refers to things - My Computer, My
Documents, My yadda yadda yadda etc. You and I both know this actually
obscures and obfuscates the simple reality, but that's what he's used
to. He isn't really interested in knowing that /home/myusrname/documents
is the same as My Documents.. like most people he couldn't care less
where his stuff really is on the computer, or what it's really called.
He's used to the Windows "window on realitry" and doesn't really care
that it's a lie.   
> Anne
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