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CanadaComputes: Worker: A Directory Opus lookalike

Dec 09, 2000, 14:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

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"For those who never used Directory Opus, it was a file manager. That explanation does the program quite a disservice since you could easily spend all your time inside Opus and never return to the Amiga Workbench desktop. From within Directory Opus you could view files, run programs, as well as all of the usual function of a file manager; moving, copying, etc. Directory Opus' strong point was the fact you could configure the program however you liked."

"Practically every aspect of the program could be changed, and it was this innate ability to be tweaked in so many different ways that made me a Directory Opus convert. It makes efforts like the file managers with Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98 Explorer look really terrible. Sure, they get the job done, but without any real class."

"While the source code for Directory Opus was released recently, Worker is not based on that code.The reason for the long mention of Directory Opus is the program is almost certainly a homage to Directory Opus. Though there are a great many similarities between the two programs, Worker is entirely the creators own work. And what a great piece of work it is. If you've ever hankered for the good old Amiga days, I sometimes, even now, stop to wonder why I deserted the Amiga for the PC beast, this program will bring back some great memories."

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