"Although it won't single-handedly render Linux palatable to the
masses, Nautilus goes a long way toward delivering the sort of
desktop experience that Windows and Macintosh users demand. The
first preview release of Nautilus shows that Eazel Inc. will
bolster the GNOME desktop environment with an open-source file
manager and graphical shell that are easy to use and highly
"eWeek Labs recommends that IT administrators with desktop
Linux on their radar screens give Nautilus a look. It's much too
early to deploy desktop Linux companywide in most businesses, but
Nautilus delivers significant improvements that hint at a future in
which desktop Linux is a corporate reality...."
"In tests of the first preview release, Nautilus shone
particularly brightly in comparison with the GNU Midnight Commander
file manager that ships with the GNOME desktop. Nautilus also
impressed us more than the KFM file manager that is included with
the KDE (K Desktop Environment) Linux package. However, we expect
KDE to show significant strides in usability when Version 2 ships
later this year. KDE 2 will include Konqueror, a new file manager
that should build comfort features into KDE in the same way that
Nautilus does for GNOME."
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