Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Fri Jan 8 17:35:48 UTC 2016

On 01/08/2016 08:23 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 8 January 2016 at 05:09, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>> I am in the process of moving from 12.04 to 14.04. When I discovered how
>> crippled Nautilus is in 14.04 I started looking for a different file
>> manager.
> You've left it a bit late! The next LTS release is out in 3 months.

I'm reminded of the old saying "if it's not broke don't fix it". 12.04 
has worked extremely well for me, but it and some of it's software is 
getting pretty old.  I dread moving to a new version because of all the 
time and effort involved. I put in a new HD and then do a fresh install. 
Being able to boot back and forth helps, but I have a ton of data and 
programs to move and setup. I am still finding stuff I forgot.

> I suggest Nemo. It's the same Nautilus code, with all the missing
> functionality and a ton more put back in. It's a total replacement for
> Files, managing your desktop and everything. Just file manager windows
> look different.
> It works a treat; I use it on 14.04 and 15.10.
> It's much less work to move to than a totally different file manager,
> as it's the same one you're used to, but with nothing taken out.

I am using Nemo on my laptop.  Just wanted to try out SpaceFM, if it 
doesn't work out I will use Nemo.

Regards,  Jim

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