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ConsultingTimes: Xandros is Managing Well, Thank You

Dec 07, 2002, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen E. Harris)

"Your secret route to desktop empowerment, runs straight through the file manager. You can think of the file manager as the control center for your everyday tasks, as opposed to the Linux control center or the Windows control panel, where you go to troubleshoot and tweak your system, or to customize your desktop.

"You visit the control center only when you have to, which is less and less often once things (hopefully) settle into a workaday routine. The file manager, on the other hand, is called on continuously to create folders, move files, preview images, and so on.

"What got me started on all this was a recent conversation I had with Ming Poon, the Xandros VP for software development, in which he explained why Xandros eschewed KDE's generic UNIX file manager in favor of a home-grown Xandros File Manager [XFM], that's tightly linked to the Linux OS. Now building a file manager has to be a huge task, and, in Ming's case, it's been his pet project ever since his days a manager of Corel Linux..."

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