"Although Nautilus--the GNOME file manager--includes many useful
features and offers an excellent implementation of the spatial
paradigm, its browser mode is less impressive and is missing some
must-have functionality. The Nautilus developers are about to
deliver a big improvement, however, with the addition of full
support for tabbed browsing.
"A tabbed user interface is among the most frequently requested
features for Nautilus. The original request in the GNOME bug
tracker was opened in 2001 and has 10 duplicates..."